New York Public Computer Centers: Broadbandexpress@yourlibrary
New York State Library Broadband Technology Program (BTOP) Grant Project
The New York State Library, a unit of the Office of Cultural Education within the New York State Education Department, has received a federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) award in the Public Computer Center category as part of Round One funding from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Federal stimulus funding of $9,521,150 and $5,418,370 in matching funds will be used to create public access computer centers in 30 public libraries and 5 E-mobile computer training units. This project will enable public libraries to extend hours, upgrade connectivity, add more than 800 new public computer workstations, and provide access to 24/7 job search resources in 41 economically distressed upstate New York counties. More than 6 million New York residents will be served through this initiative.
BTOP Public Computer Center Criteria and Project Goals:
Award Period: February 1, 2010 - January 31, 2013
Scope of the Broadbandexpress@yourlibrary Project:
Fact Sheet [378k]