• As part of a series of blog posts on the impact of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) posted information about a project that brought together two recipients of Round 2 grants in Philadelphia. The Urban Affairs Council was granted an $11.8 million Sustainable Broadband Adoption project grant, and the City of Philadelphia was granted a $6.4 million grant for a Public Computer Center Project. The two entities lead the Freedom Rings Partnership along with Drexel University. The Freedom Rings Partnership is comprised of a number of grassroots organizations, government, and universities with the goal of bringing jobs-training, Internet access, and technology to Philadelphia residents in low-income communities. More information on their combined efforts can be found here.