News Release
Release No.STELPRD4008781
ContactErnie Watson505-761-4951
(MARCH 4, 2011) USDA ADMINISTRATOR TO ANNOUNCE OPEN APPLICATION PERIOD FOR COMMUNITY CONNECT BROADBAND FUNDING
Washington, Feb 04, 2011 --

            @@Contact:  Bart Kendrick (202)720-0698

– TODAY, USDA Rural Utilities Service Administrator Jonathan Adelstein will host a national media conference call to announce the Notice of Solicitation of Applications (NOSA) for the Community Connect Grant Program.  Joining him on the call will be U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra. 

 WHEN:

March 4, 2011

1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

WHAT:

Administrator Jonathan Adelstein to host media conference call announcing Community Connect application period for national broadband projects.  

Featuring remarks from Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

CALL-IN:

800-857-5233

Passcode: CMBNC (Given Verbally)

Trouble Number: 202-720-8560

All callers using the above pass code will be placed in listen only mode.  To join the Q&A portion of the meeting, these callers are instructed to press *1 on their touch tone phone.

More information about USDA's broadband efforts is available at: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/RUSTelecomPrograms.html

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