Monday, October 19, 2009

Oregon Broadband Stimulus: Gov. Kulongoski Recommends 10 Projects to NTIA 10/18/09 San Francisco - Oregon Governor Theodore R. "Ted" Kulongoski (D-OR) has recommended 10 broadband projects from his state to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, for funding under Round I of the federal broadband stimulus program.

According to the transmittal letter, dated October 10, from the Governor to NTIA Administrator Lawrence Strickling, the state selected the 10 projects from among the "93 applications (that) touched Oregon, with 67 applicants providing their proposals and 22 projects focused on Oregon."

The task force appointed by Kulongoski established and used 5 key metrics to evaluate the reviewed project proposals:

1. Expanding the Provision of Tele-health and Telemedicine
2. Educational Opportunities through Distance Learning
3. Impacts to Commerce and Economic Development through Job Growth
4. Expanding Public Safety in Rural Areas
5. Expanding E-Government

Resources:'s State - NTIA Filings
1. The Oregon filing (27 pages) issued to NTIA may be read and downloaded here (free registration), via our corporate site.

Read all of our state filing stories here: Round I Recommendations to NTIA.
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