Here’s something that may appeal to transparency enthusiasts, as well as to environmental skeptics…
WASHINGTON, November 9, 2009 – BroadbandCensus.com has been investigating broadband stimulus projects and focusing on the preferred projects from the states. We still lack letters to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration – or notices that states are demanding confidentiality for their letters – from 13 states and territories.
The first person to send any letters from the following states will get a complimentary seat at the November 10 Broadband Breakfast Club at Clyde’s of Gallery Place at 707 7th Street NW, Washington, DC. The breakfast runs from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and the topic is “Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan: The Environment.” Information about the event, and registration, is available at http://broadbandbreakfast.eventbrite.com.
BroadbandCensus.com has not recieved either a notice of confidentiality or a copy of the letter from the state to the NTIA from:
- American Samoa
- District of Columbia
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
Please send letters to MacRae@BroadbandCensus.com.
Here is an up-to-date list of where the other states stand:
Confidential or not Public at this time: Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota Northern Mariana Islands, and South Dakota.
We have letters from: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington State, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
For information on the project, please visit: http://broadbandcensus.com/2009/11/request-for-assistance-state-preferred-broadband-stimulus-projects-to-the-ntia/