NSF-funded Project OVERCOME Prepares Communities for Federal Connectivity Funding

February 7, 2022

Project OVERCOME, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation with support from Schmidt Futures, is helping communities prepare for new broadband funding by supporting pilot network deployments and gathering insights to ensure Federal dollars are put to their most effective use. In seven areas across the country, US Ignite is working with Project OVERCOME teams to understand the technical, operational, and community engagement challenges to universal connectivity – and to institutionalize the best practices needed to overcome them.

To learn more, please visit https://www.us-ignite.org/project-overcome-prepares-communities-for-federal-connectivity-funding/


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