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will come from federal grants that were approved
in late 2011 to expand emergency communication.
The grants aim to allow rural areas to finance technology enhancing public safety, such as the ability
to precisely locate 911 calls. Data published in the Consolidated Federal Funds
Report for Fiscal Year 2010 detailed spending for
all of the broadband programs in Colorado: $3.89
billion in grants for the Broadband Technology
Opportunities Program, $290.9 million in grants
for the State Broadband Data and Development
Grant Program, $1.23 billion in direct loans, and
$2.34 billion in grants for BIP. In July, August, and
November 2011, additional infrastructure loans
were approved, including a loan of $18.7 million to
help expand and improve broadband services in 10
rural exchanges in Colorado. Television
Nationally, revenue for cable and other subscription broadcasting rose 8.1% year-over-year in Q2
2011. Advertisements make up a significant portion of U.S. television revenue—75%...
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