SD gets more federal money for broadband mapping

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Posted: Oct 22, 2010 2:48 PM
SD gets more federal money for broadband mapping

South Dakota is getting $3.8 million in federal funding to continue a broadband mapping project for three more years.

Broadband mapping is the process of determining the extent of high-speed Internet services across the state. Gov. Mike Rounds says the need for broadband will skyrocket in coming years and weaknesses must be improved.

Combined with initial funding of $1.9 million for the first two years, total federal funding for the project in South Dakota is $5.7 million. The state is providing in-kind services valued at $1.4 million.