The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) with $7.2 billion to expand access to broadband services in the United States. Of those funds, the Act provided $4.7 billion to NTIA to administer the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) in support of the deployment of broadband infrastructure, enhancing and expanding public computer centers, encouraging sustainable adoption of broadband service, and developing and maintaining a nationwide public map of broadband service capability and availability. The remaining amount was allocated to the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP), which provides funding for loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to assist with addressing the challenge of rapidly expanding the access and quality of broadband services across rural America and to meet the objectives of the ARRA.
For TIA members only, we maintain an up-to-date spreadsheet listing information on all BIP, BTOP, and BIP/BTOP projects that have been awarded funding to date. Please click below to access this spreadsheet.