Today in Mobile

The two federal agencies in charge of the $7.2 billion broadband stimulus program have pushed back the deadline for first-round mail applications from today until Aug. 20. The move was due in part to a flood of applications — despite the fact that most major carriers aren’t angling for a slice — but it’s likely to spur a flurry of activity from those who weren’t going to get their submissions done in time. And as Stacey notes, a healthy chunk of the initial $4 billion appears headed toward wireless providers.