Broadband Coalition Launched Over Summer Urges More Competition For Consumers’ Sake

Broadband's Impact September 3rd, 2014

WASHINGTON, September 3, 2014 – A group of leading telecommunications providers in June announced the creation of a new trade group, dubbed “Customers for Competition,” at the same location at the Library of Congress where the 1996 Telecommunications Act was signed at the Library of Congress 18 years ago. “We will be building stories from […]

Industry Group, Internet Innovation Alliance, Warns Against Regulation

Broadband's Impact September 3rd, 2014

WASHINGTON, September 3, 2014 – Communications network consumers have more choices than ever today, and according to an Internet Innovation Alliance study, policymakers should be careful not to invoke broad regulation on a technology platform or service basis. Less regulated wireless voice service is favored in eight times as many households as the most regulated […]

Agenda-at-a-Glance | Springfield Economic Development Conference

Broadband's Impact August 27th, 2014

Source: www.bbcmag.com Don’t miss the important Economic Development Conference Series, in Springfield, Mass., from September 16 through September 18. More details about the event will be forthcoming here at BroadbandBreakfast.com, but register now to attend! See on Scoop.it – BroadbandPolicy

Guest commentary: Bill to help increase broadband access is vital to state

Broadband's Impact August 20th, 2014

As mayor of San Leandro, I want residents to know about an important piece of legislation that I believe could offer tremendous assistance to communities throughout California: AB2292, which provides cities and counties with a tool for financing broadband infrastructure critical to community Source: www.insidebayarea.com Mayor Stephen Cassidy of San Leandro joins the growing group […]

Speakers at Minority Telecom Conference Call Broadband a 21st Century Civil Right

FCC, Net Neutrality, Wireless July 30th, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 – Speakers at a Minority Media Telecommunications Council conference here on Monday advocated for expanded minority-based involvement with and access to broadband capital. “Broadband is the 21st Century’s civil right and our laws must reflect the digital shift,” said Rep. G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C, at the MMTC’s twelfth annual telecom policy conference. […]

GAO Study Finds that Broadband Data Caps are Causing Customer Confusion and Less Internet Use

Broadband Data July 30th, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 – Internet service providers are adopting more usage-based pricing models and consumers may be using the internet less as a result, according to preliminary results from a Government Accountability Office study. Consumers may also be neglecting benefits of lower-cost models due to confusion over data caps, the report found. “In the […]

Broadband Roundup: Rural Providers Want RUS Funding, AT&T Expands ‘GigaPower’, and Potential Surveillance Changes

Broadband Roundup, Gigabit Networks, Privacy, Universal Service July 30th, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 – The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development and Credit held a hearing on coordinating the future of broadband investment. Lang Zimmerman, vice president of Yelcot Telephone Co., a member company of rural broadband association NTCA testified that funding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service is critical for […]

Internet Researcher John Horrigan on How Digital Illiteracy is Eclipsing Digital Divide

Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, Education, NTIA July 29th, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 – The internet equity facing the nation isn’t the digital divide, but is digital readiness, according to a panel last month by internet researcher John Horrigon at an event of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. According to Horrigan, digital literacy is rapidly overshadowing non-adoption.A half-decade ago in 2009, 83 million […]

NetAmerica Alliance Hails Rural 4G LTE Benefits From Partnership with Sprint

Fiber, Wireless July 29th, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 – An alliance designed to serve the wireless broadband needs of rural America has partnered with Sprint to provide fourth-generation LTE service to members of the NTCA that are calling themselves the Rural Broadband Alliance, according to details unveiled in a webinar on Thursday, July 24. In a webinar hosted by […]

FCC Officials Outline Plans for $100 Million in Funding for Rural Broadband Experiments

Broadband's Impact, FCC, Universal Service July 29th, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 – In a webinar on Thursday, July 17, the Fiber to the Home Council hosted a webinar with Federal Communications Commission officials on a $100 million fund for expanding broadband capabilities to rural communities. FCC officials encouraged companies to apply for the funds, but also cautioning them of the heavy commitment. […]

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