According to MuniWireless.com, Philadelphia has received federal stimulus money to help establish or expand local computer centers. Eleven other cities will also claim a chunk of the $3.7 million allocated.
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced over $63 million in grants that aim to expand the reach of broadband across the nation. Earlier this month, the president praised the work of the FCC as it unveils its national broadband plan.
As covered in Technically Philly’s Digital Philadelphia package, the city has been gunning for federal money for nearly a year. The city along with the community have also been building a case to receive Google’s experimental gigabit line.
Hat tip to Craig Settles for sending this our way.-30-
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