[LINK] Tech Confusion
stephen at melbpc.org.au
Tue Nov 9 22:20:41 EST 2004
At 08:50 AM 9/11/2004, Robert wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-11-09 at 06:06, Richard wrote:
>> And minor councils as well ..
> Darling Downs, about 50km west of Toowoomba. How
> does one attract an 802.16 provider to this sort of area?
Robert, the US government appears to be handling broadband
wireless access issues quite comprehensively. Do any Linkers
have the Minister's ear?
Grants, loans, and expertise to execute rural broadband initiatives
Grant Title: Rural Wireless Community VISION Program
Organization: The Federal Communication Commission's Wireless
Eligibility: U.S. rural communities
Deadline: December 1, 2004
The Rural Wireless Community VISION Program was created to accelerate
access to advanced wireless telecommunications across rural America because
access to eCommerce, eGovernment, telemedicine, and distance learning
translate into better jobs, more responsive government, improved health
care, greater educational opportunities, and a brighter future for all
Rural communities will be chosen to participate in the VISION Program on
the basis of a two- to-five-page essay that describes the community's
vision for wireless connectivity and services and how the community will
benefit from this vision.
Participants will receive on-site regulatory, legal, engineering, and
technical assistance from a team of Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
staff experts, working in cooperation with the loan-grant officers and
regional field representatives of the Rural Utilities Service to help the
community make the project a success.
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