Posted by Lori Ayre on September 29, 2009

From the OITP website:  The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) has released the official version of its policy brief, “Fiber to the Library: How Public Libraries Can Benefit.” The purpose of this paper is to assist libraries in understanding the benefits of fiber optic technology and to suggest strategies they can consider when exploring how to obtain fiber connectivity. This paper provides background information and arguments that may be useful in library community applications to the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

FYI, I am now serving my country and partnering with President Obama by volunteering to be a BTOP Grant Application reviewer.  I hope lots of libraries are taking advantage of this program and applying for grants.