Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Joint Finance Committee forbids the use of federal funds for broadband program.

Um... why did Joint Finance plug this language into in the next budget?

     “Prohibits the Board of Regents, the UW System, and UW Institution, or the UW-Extension, directly or indirectly, from doing any of the following: receiving funds from any award from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) under the U.S. Department of Commerce for the Building Community Capacity through Broadband (BCCB project; disbursing, spending, loaning, granting, or in any other way distributing or committing to distribute any funds received with respect to, budgeted to, or allocated for the BCCB project, and participating in the planning, organization, funding, implementation or operation of the BCCB project.”   

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