Biden announces $2 billion in broadband grants

The Recovery Act has already designated $7.2 billion in broadband investments--$4.7 billion through the Commerce Department and $2.5 billion through the Department of Agriculture.

There are four types of awards being made on Thursday:

   *  Middle Mile Awards -- Build and improve connections to communities lacking sufficient broadband access. 
    * Last Mile Awards -- Connect end users like homes, hospitals and schools to their community’s broadband infrastructure (the middle mile).
    * Public Computing -- Expand computer center capacity for public use in libraries, community colleges and other public venues.
    * Sustainable Adoption -- Fund innovative projects that promote broadband demand.