TVWorldwide via StimulatingBroadband.com 02/11/2010 San Francisco - The second round Notices of Funds Availability (NOFA) for broadband stimulus funds have just been released, with over $4 billion of funding available in the final round. Time is of the essence, with applications due no later than March 15, just over a month from now.
To help educate applicants, Internet TV Network TV Worldwide, announced that it would feature a live free Broadband Stimulus Town Hall Workshop Webcast on several of its Internet TV channels.
The interactive live workshop will examine what's changed from the first round and what applicants need to know in putting together successful broadband grant and loan applications. Jessica Zufolo, RUS Deputy Administrator, and Angela Simpson, NTIA Senior Advisor will be joining the webcast.
Hosts Jim Baller and Marty Stern will ask about the most important lessons that RUS and NTIA learned from Round One, what the agencies hope to achieve in Round Two, and what steps applicants should take to enhance their chances of success in the final round.
The webcast will be carried on TV Worldwide Internet TV Channels National League of Cities TV, TV MainStream, FedEd TV, and the newly-launched Internet TV channel, BroadbandUS TV.
Broadband Stimulus Townhall Webcast Registration:
February 12, 2010 11:00 am - 12:30 p.m. ET
Webcast sponsors include K&L Gates and The Baller Herbst Law Group.
The program will also include a panel of representative first round winners and a panel of broadband stimulus experts, who will take questions from the live online audience and provide further insights into strategies that won or lost in Round One and into new approaches that can take maximum advantage of the new Round Two rules.
First Round Winners: Insights and Lessons Learned
• Joe Freddoso, President and CEO, MCNC
• Donna Sorgi, Senior Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of Boston
• Randi Levin, Chief Information Technology Officer, City of Los Angeles
• Greg Richardson, President and CEO, Civitium
Maximizing Your Chances in the Second Round
• Kevin Krufky, Legislative Counsel, Alcatel-Lucent
• Peter J. Pratt, Principal, Pratt Networks LLC
• Craig Settles, President, Successful.com
This program is the third in a series of Broadband Stimulus Live Webcast Town Halls produced by TV Worldwide and is a follow-on to the highly successful June 4, 2009 webcast and the July 9, 2009 webcast. StimulatingBroadband.com