House Cuts BTOP to Fund State Aid Package


H.R. 1586, a $26 billion state aid package created to halt layoffs of educators and other state/local government employees, is being funded through cuts in the  Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), according to a post on FierceTelecom,.  Approximately $300 million is being carved out of the BTOP to fund the initiative.  It is estimated the law will rescue about 160,000 education and library jobs, though there appears to be no estimate provided of jobs lost on the broadband implementation side.

-LBB

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