List of Illinois Gigabit Challenge Applicants Published

Illinois Gigagbit Communities Challenge Applicants

SPRINGFIELD – August 8, 2012. More than 40 communities are in the running for seed funding to build ultra high-speed broadband networks, according to a list of applicants published by the Illinois Gigabit Challenge Team.

The Challenge will award $6 million to the most promising private and public organizations seeking to build innovative broadband networks that will improve employment opportunities, enhance economic development, connect healthcare providers to their patients, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following applications were received:

Organization/Company Name

Origin City

Township HS Dist. 214

Arlington Heights

OnLight Aurora

Aurora

Calumet City

Calumet City

Chadd Thompson DBA Tincans Wireless Internet

Carlyle

Illinois Medical District Commission

Chicago

MTC Communications

Colchester

City of Decatur

Decatur

Intelligent Computing Solutions Inc.

DeKalb

Shawnee Telephone Company

Equality

City of Evanston and Northwestern

Evanston

CenturyLink

Galesburg

Geneseo Communications Inc.

Geneseo

Village of Gilberts

Gilberts

Adams TelSystems, Inc.

Golden

City of Highland

Highland

Village of Hoffman Estates

Hoffman Estates

Conxxus, LLC

Jerseyville

Grafton Technologies

Jerseyville

Kankakee Daily Journal Company LLC

Kankakee

Village of Melrose Park

Melrose Park

Heartland Cable Systems Inc.

Minonk

MTCO Communications

Metamora

Northern Illinois University

Dekalb (Northern Illinois University)

Village of Palatine

Village of Palatine/Consolidated SD 15/ Palatine Library

4TECHGUYS.COM

Peoria

City of Princeton

Princeton

Metro Communications, Inc.

Sullivan

Computer Techniques, Inc. (CTI)

Taylorville

GigabitSquared, LLC

Chicago

Village of University Park

Village of University Park

US Sonet LLC

Salem and surrounding area

Village of Forest Park

Forest Park

Cass Cable TV, Inc.

Barry, New Canton, Hull, El Dara and Kinderhook

Frontier North, Inc.

Carbondale

Citizens Telecommunications Company of Illinois

Carlinville

Charter Communications Entertainment I, LLC

Greater Dix Area

Frontier North, Inc.

Olney

Murphysboro School District #186

Murphysboro

SWC Group, LLC

Forest Park area

Virgil Mathis

Chicago Area

Broadband Illinois has created a map illustrating the distribution of Gigabit Challenge applicants. Click here to download a high-resolution PDF.

For questions on the Gigabit Challenge, contact eTeam Director Brad Housewright.

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