News tagged with IBIT

Broadband Innovation Tour Attracts Hundreds
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, August 28, 2012 -- The Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund is generating interest throughout the state with hundreds attending three webinars and four stakeholder meetings to learn about the new internet adoption and usage initiative.
New Program Aims to Improve Quality of Life Through Internet Usage

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, August 16, 2012 -Job creation, educational opportunities for low-income citizens, and improved public safety are among the goals of an innovative high-speed internet adoption program announced today by Broadband Illinois.

Broadband Illinois Submits Innovative Funding Request to Federal Communications Commission
Low-income Illinois residents in 35 rural counties could receive $2 million in funding for refurbished computers, digital literacy training and subsidized internet service as a result of an application filed by the Partnership for a Connected Illinois to a new Federal Communications Commission broadband adoption pilot program.