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Gov't extends deadline for high-speed Internet projects

WASHINGTON (WKOW) --The federal government extended the deadline to receive applications for broadcast stimulus money projects.

The applications seek federal funding to support projects that bring high-speed Internet access around the country.

Applications are now due to the Commerce Department by March 26 and to the Agriculture Department by March 29.

The new deadlines apply to projects that seek subsidies to build networks. Proposals for public computer centers and broadband training programs are still due by the original March 15 deadline.

Some applicants have complained that the original deadlines were unfair because the government has yet to respond to all proposals submitted in the first funding round.

Officials at the Federal Communications Commission have stated that many Americans don't have high-speed Internet because it's too expensive.

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