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Your source for the latest information about American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) broadband programs in Illinois.

As Chairman of the Illinois Broadband Deployment Council, I'm proud that so many broadband technology innovators, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts call Illinois home. This website aims to maximize the share of federal funding for broadband projects in Illinois. Please use it to ask questions, request assistance, and track our progress.

Because broadband technology improves jobs, education, health care and public safety in our communities, I'm so grateful to President Obama and our Congress for creating an opportunity for Illinois to seize. We have a rare chance, thanks to ARRA's $7.2 billion in competitive broadband grants and loans, to ensure every rural, underserved and unserved community in our state is connected to world-class information and communication infrastructure.

We're going to work together so that no home, business, school, or hospital in our state is left behind. I look forward to hearing about your projects, and supporting your efforts to position Illinois as the epicenter of America's broadband revival.

Sincerely,

Pat Quinn

Governor Pat Quinn

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