Where we're at with broadband stimulus and rural Internet access
From Fierce Telecom:
"How far along is the national broadband stimulus program? Since 2009, over $3,525,706,687 in stimulus grants have been disbursed to 258 applicants in two rounds of BTOP funding, according to the NTIA...
Last February, Connected Nation's analysis of NTIA data found that less than 4 percent of counties across the United States--114 of 3,219 counties--met the stated national broadband goal of having speeds of 3 Mbps download and 786 Kbps upload available to residents. About 15 percent, or 474 counties, were in line to meet those speed goals..."