[Davisgig] First Take on NTIA’s Newest Broadband Grant Program

Doug Walter dawalter at dcn.org
Mon May 24 20:09:50 PDT 2021

I am stating only my *personal* opinion here, but the City of Davis is 
not a public entity willing to share risk in order to improve broadband 
delivery to Davis citizens. They provide not much talk and no action at 

On 5/24/21 3:09 PM, Richard Lowenberg wrote:
> Not sure if there is interest, but just in case:
> First Take on NTIA’s Newest Broadband Grant Program
> From broadband planning and engineering firm, CTC.
> https://www.ctcnet.us/blog/first-take-on-ntias-newest-broadband-grant-program/ 
> The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) 
> released a notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) on May 19, 2021, for 
> the Broadband Infrastructure Program—what the Consolidated 
> Appropriations Act referred to as the Promote Broadband Expansion 
> Grant Program. The funding window for submission of grant applications 
> is now open and will close on August 17, 2021.
> This program represents a remarkable opportunity for communities and 
> their private partners. Based on our first take on the NOFO, NTIA will 
> fund projects that represent win-win, shared-risk scenarios as between 
> public and private entities: projects in which public entities fund, 
> build, and maintain communications infrastructure assets and their 
> private partners operate those networks and provide services to the 
> public.
> This is a model we’ve long analyzed, developed, and championed because 
> of the opportunity for communities to share risk and effort with 
> private partners.
> Here are key points you should understand about the program in general:
> (snip)
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> Richard Lowenberg, Executive Director
> 1st-Mile Institute     505-603-5200
> Box 8001, Santa Fe, NM 87504,
> rl at 1st-mile.org     www.1st-mile.org
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