Interested in receiving a piece of the $7.2 billion economic stimulus package earmarked for broadband development?
You might want to check out the Freedom to Connect (F2C) conference in Washington DC, March 30 and 31. The conference will feature a workshop titled How to Get and Spend $7,200,000,000.00: What the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act or 2009 Means for Netheads.
This session will cover how to qualify for the Act’s $2.5 billion from the Agriculture Department and $4.7 billion from Commerce. Local governments qualify, as do non-profits, coops, and other entities. Disbursement of funds begins in May. Most monies must be disbursed within 18 months.
F2C is a meeting of people engaged with Internet connectivity and all that it enables, including vendors, customers, regulators, legislators, analysts, financiers, citizens and co-creators.