StimulatingBroadband.com 11/16/09 Boston - The Federal Register this morning published the official schedule and rules for public comments, to be submitted over the next 2 weeks, which will frame the second and final funding round of the $7.2 billion broadband stimulus program under the federal Recovery Act.
Interested members of the public have until November 30, at 5:00 PM (ET), to respond with comments filed with the 2 federal agencies managing the program.
The document published this morning in the Federal Register is called a Request for Information (RFI), which in turn solicits public input for the Round II funding document called a Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA).
Broadband stimulus program stakeholders had an advance notice period of 6 days to prepare their comments, given the announcement of last Tuesday, November 10, that the public comment phase for the new Round II funding rules would soon be opened.
The formal RFI published this morning in the Federal Register is here:
RFI for Round II NOFA for Broadband Stimulus Program of NTIA-RUS Federal Register Release of 11-16-2009