|BTOP Grant Award|
OSHEAN Receives $21.7M Federal Stimulus Grant to put Schools, Hospitals & Libraries in Broadband Fast Lane
OSHEAN (pronounced "ocean") has been awarded a federal stimulus grant of $21.7 million to bring vastly increased broadband capacity to the community anchor institutions of Rhode Island and Bristol County, Massachusetts. These include schools, libraries, universities, community colleges, hospitals and government agencies. The project will create an estimated 210 direct jobs over the first three years, and is expected to provide the infrastructure for many more "knowledge economy" jobs in the future.