The Metropolitan Unified Fiber Network (MUFN) combined 16 Madison area groups to request a federal grant to improve network infrastructure between them. MUFN was awarded a $5.1 million grant by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) in the first round of the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The Madison area organizations that comprise MUFN include:

MUFN is a collaborative metro fiber-optic network serving education, health, government, and Non-Profit-Organization anchor institutions in the Madison, Middleton, and Monona, WI area. It unifies and augments existing telecom resources to facilitate enhanced Internet, point-to-point connectivity, and application sharing. This effort improves broadband access, economic development, public safety, education, and community support programs.

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The BTOP award will enable MUFN and metro Madison to provide instant access between schools, libraries and public health facilities, while also reaching underserved citizens.

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The BTOP grant will be used to improve network infrastructure throughout greater Madison. (Map PDF)

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The MUFN project is funded from the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) in the first round of the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
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