Gigabit Libraries Network Receives Federal Grant

From CivSource

“In 2013, the Gigabit Libraries Network (GLN) launched a pilot program to provide TV White Space Broadband through public libraries. TV White Space broadband relies on vacant TV channel spectrum for data transfer, and can then extend broadband signal as far as TV signal. Then a year later, GLN released a nationwide coverage map showing all of the potential connection points for a TV white space network. Over the past year, that expansion work has continued, culminating in a federal grant which was awarded to GLN on Wednesday.San Jose State University’s School of Information (iSchool) in partnership with GLN has been awarded a National Leadership Grant of nearly $250,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to expand the Libraries WhiteSpace Project.”

Gigabit Libraries Network Receives Federal Grant