Rural Telecommunications Congress Members Release Report on 50 State Broadband Initiative Entities

Broadband's Impact April 10th, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas, April 10, 2014 – Members of the Rural Telecommunications Congress on Thursday released a comprehensive report on the state of the 50 State Broadband Initiative entities. The report was compiled by Galen Updike, immediate past president of the RTC, with the assistance of state broadband leaders. It assembles data about the programs of the […]

Twitter Q&A on Children’s Online Privacy with Reps. Markey and Barton

Privacy April 9th, 2014

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 – Today, Senator Edward J. Markey (@MarkeyMemo) and Rep. Joe Barton (@RepJoeBarton) are hosting a Twitter Q&A on children’s online privacy. Using the hashtag #AskKidsPriv, the lawmakers will be answering questions on Twitter about how parents can protect their children online, what tools are available to prevent online tracking of children, and their legislation The Do Not Track Kids Act. [...]

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Delivers Multi-Terabit Capacity Across Live Network in Southern Virginia

Broadband Mapping, Fiber April 9th, 2014

SOUTH BOSTON, Va., April 9, 2014 – Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC), a successful wholesale fiber-optic open-access network transport provider, completed a trial last week delivering multi-terabit capacity on its existing network across southern Virginia. [...]

Fiber Investments by Counties Pay for Themselves, Says Broadband Consultant

Broadband's Impact April 8th, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas, April 8, 2014 – It makes sense for communities and local government to build fiber networks to manage their communications need, said Joanne Hovis, President of CTC Communications, at the Broadband Communities Conference here. Using a simple analysis of the costs to deploy T-1 communications networks versus fiber networks, Hovis showed how Montgomery […]

Gigabit Networks Will Enable World of Virtual Work

Uncategorized April 8th, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas, April 8, 2014 – Imagine a world in which we connect to our “virtual office” by unleashing our Gigabit Network connections from our home, said Rob Pettiford, of Cox Communications, at the Broadband Communities Summit here.

Gigabit Networks in Austin, Texas

Uncategorized April 8th, 2014

At the Broadband Communities Summit here in Austin, three providers — Google, AT&T and Grande Communications — discuss their Gigabit Network strategy.

Rural Telecommunications Congress Members and Others Take Spotlight at Broadband Communities Summit

Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, Fiber, Gigabit Networks, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service April 4th, 2014 by Drew Clark

AUSTIN, Texas, April 4, 2014 – Next week, at the Broadband Communities Summit here in Austin, the Rural Telecommunications Congress will take center stage with a series of sessions on “The Bandwidth of the States,” “Financing Future Bandwidth,” “Digital Learning in the Classroom,” “Rural Innovation,” and — as a kicker — “Cool Things Rural Communities Are […]

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