Not exactly exciting news but interesting to some of us nonetheless...Both of Lafayette's latest applications for stimulus money are now appearing on the Broadband.gov's database of Louisiana projects. They are listed as "application received."
What's new is that you can now get a look at the "executive summary" of both the Lafayette Parish Public Computer Centers and the Lafayette Students Build-a-Computer Program projects. Interesting reading—they not only summarize the projects but lay out what the writers believe is the best case for giving Lafayette the grants. For instance, the Build a Computer Program cites the need revealed by a recent, and as yet unreleased, local survey of internet use and attitudes.