Monday, May 17, 2010

Today's Webinar: Protecting Your Network Investment from a Stimulus Overbuild 05/17/2010 San Francisco - The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) and are hosting a free online Webinar today of critical importance to service providers in the cable, telephone, and wireless industries across the nation.

Called "The RUS Response Filing Webinar," the free event will launch today, Monday, May 17th, at 2:00 PM (EDT).
Registration is free, and open now online at:

The Webinar answers the question: "How do I protect my existing broadband network from a broadband stimulus overbuild?" 

That is a question increasingly being asked by rural operators as the Public Notice Filing response deadline of this Sunday, May 23rd approaches.  The filing process is the only way in which incumbent operators can declare their current service areas to the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

RUS is now processing $11.2 billion in Round 2 broadband stimulus grant and loan requests.

“If the RUS does not know that your business exists, the chances of grant money being allocated to new competition are much higher,” said Rick Harnish, President of WISPA.  He is referring to the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), one of two federal agencies running the broadband stimulus program.
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How to Protect Your Network From a Stimulus Overbuild - WISPA Webinar of 05-17-2010 - PDF

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