News tagged with broadband innovation fund

Escape Locally Website Promotes Local Tourism, Services, Business

Booking an all-inclusive weekend getaway complete with hiking, wine tasting, luxury cabins and family fun is easier (and closer) than you think thanks to a new local tourism website created by a Carbondale man.

Fishin' Buddies App Connects Chicago Youth With Nature
Fishin’ Buddies, a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing urban children to the outdoors through conservation and environmental education programs was awarded $49,000 through the Illinois Broadband Innovation fund to further its mission through mobile technology.
MTC Communications Expands Ultra High-Speed Infrastructure in Western Illinois

Bill Buchanan leads the Colchester-based MTC Communications team. In addition to providing high-speed internet and other services throughout Western Illinois, MTC is also a Broadband Innovation Fund awardee and Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge applicant. 

Broadband Innovation Fund to Award $500,000 to 14 Illinois Organizations

Projects will increase high-speed internet adoption and usage in creative ways, full list of recipients and applicants published on Broadband Illinois webpage

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, October 9, 2012 – Tele-psychiatry in rural areas, a virtual history museum, and training for young entrepreneurs are among the 14 projects that have been selected as recipients for the first Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund.
Broadband Innovation Fund Generates More Than 100 Proposals

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, September 21, 2012 – More than 100 private, public, and nonprofit Illinois organizations have submitted proposals to utilize high-speed internet networks to develop opportunities in healthcare, education, job creation, public safety and more.  

Deadline Approaching for Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, September 14, 2012 – Broadband enthusiasts across the state have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18 to submit proposals to the Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund. 

The fund prompts Illinois innovators to propose ways to improve quality of life through broadband usage, and up to $500,000 will be awarded to the most promising internet adoption and usage projects.

Broadband Innovation Fund, FISPA, CenturyLink, and More!
Read about the Broadband Innovation Fund, FISPA, CenturyLink, surveys and more in this edition of the Broadband Illinois newsletter, September 11, 2012.
Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund Accepting Applications, Announces Q & A Webinar


Thursday’s webinar will address remaining program questions and assist with online submission


SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, September 5, 2012 – The deadline to apply for an Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund award is less than one week away and organizations throughout the state are putting the final touches on plans to expand high-speed internet adoption and usage in their region. 

Spurring Innovation Through Broadband Usage and Adoption
Our organization aims to ensure Better Broadband and Better Lives for all Illinoisans. As part of our three-fold mission, we’ve submitted five rounds of broadband data and maps to the U.S. Department of Commerce, and our 10 regional eTeams have worked to address broadband access issues while promoting high-speed internet builds. Last week, we reached a new milestone with the launch of the Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund, a program seeking to enhance the internet’s usage and maximize its impact.
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.

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