A woman uses wireless Internet on a laptop. (REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen)
Broadband Technology Opportunities Program
January 16, 2013
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 included approximately $4 billion for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), administered by the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). On January 16, Governance Studies at Brookings provided an update on the BTOP program's roughly 230 projects working to increase broadband access and adoption around the country. Keynote remarks by NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling were followed by a panel of officials from BTOP projects that provided firsthand accounts from around the country.