[guam news watch] The US Department of Commerce has awarded $1.5 million for a broadband mapping program on Guam, this according to Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo's office.
The purpose of the program is to assess the broadband capabilities on the island.
Results will be made available to the public online once the map is completed in February.
This program is part of the Obama administration's push to increase the availability of broadband technology worldwide.
The grant is funded by ARRA, or American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Guam Receives Grant from US Dept. of Commerce for Guam's Broadband