Secretary Locke, Mass. Officials Announce $45.4 Million Recovery Act Investment for Broadband Expansion
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, joined by Senator John Kerry, Governor Deval
Patrick and Representatives John Olver and Richard Neal, today announced a $45.4
million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) investment to help
bridge the technological divide, boost economic growth, create jobs, and improve
education and healthcare in Massachusetts.
The grant to the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (Mass Broadband 123) will bring high-speed Internet access to western Massachusetts and connect the region to the rest of the state’s digital economy. Last week, President Barack Obama announced $794 million in new projects that will expand broadband access and adoption across America, including the grant to the Massachusetts Broadband Institute. Read more