Stimulus Winner NebraskaLink Enthusiastic About Middle Mile Approach
8 Oct 2011
When seven small independent Nebraska telcos formed a consortium called NebraskaLink, their initial goal was to create a backbone network to serve all of the members. But as they worked together, their plans became more ambitious--particularly after they realized they might be able to obtain broadband stimulus funding.
In August, the group was awarded an $11.5 million grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to help build three fiber rings in Nebraska. The members are contributing an additional $4.5 million toward the project.