September 10, 2009
Looks like the latest testimony
says that there will only be 2 rounds of funding under the Broadband Stimulus act.
V. Future Funding Rounds
Although NTIA and RUS previously indicated that we planned to hold up to three rounds of funding, our review of our experience in this first round, leads us to now explore the option of holding just one more round of funding. This more consolidated approach may have the potential of yielding benefits for all stakeholders.
Too many apps for way too much money (basic math anyone?) has closed the window for some applicants who were on a holding pattern to see what could be learned from Round 1.
What did we learn? Rules change fast these days. Hoepfully, we will also learn that the second mouse gets the cheese.