Next Century Cities Is Now 50 Members Strong! — Next Century Cities

Broadband's Impact December 9th, 2014

Next Century Cities Is Now 50 Members Strong! With the addition of Medina County, OH this week, Next Century Cities proudly shares that our membership has risen to 50 communities, representing 25 states from across the country. Each of our cities joins us in our mission to ensure that all have access to fast, affordable, […]

Media Institute Launches Program to Protect a Version of Global Online Free Speech

International, Media ownership, Net Neutrality December 9th, 2014

WASHINGTON, December 9, 2014 – The Media Institute announced a new initiative on November 24 aimed to protect the group’s view of internet freedoms around the world. Entitled Global Free Speech and the Internet, this program will be “guided by a number of underlying principles, based on the belief that the internet should be an […]

FirstNet and Members of Congress Respond to Report that Agency Must Strengthen Financial Disclosures

Public Safety December 9th, 2014

December 9, 2014 – FirstNet, the national public safety wireless network for first responders, responded on Monday to a report from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Inspector General, criticizing the agency’s procedures for monitoring and disclosing conflicts of interest.   The report, dated Friday, found that board members of the First Responder Network Authority did not […]

California Emerging Technology Fund Helps Bridge the State’s Digital Divide

Broadband's Impact, Education, Minority, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service November 19th, 2014

WASHINGTON, November 19, 2014 – Although some believe that the digital divide is not a problem, there are Americans who have not adopted broadband due to the cost or lack of access. Some states have played an active role in getting their citizens online, and one such organization is the California Emerging Technology Fund, which […]

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, in Press Call with Sen. Markey, Proposes $1.5 Billion Increase in E-Rate

FCC, Universal Service November 17th, 2014

WASHINGTON, November 17, 2014 – Federal Communications Committee Chairman Tom Wheeler and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., on Monday proposed increasing the $1.5 billion cap to the E-rate portion of the Universal Service Fund. Schools and libraries, who would benefit from such an increase, have been calling for it for years now. Despite requests for E-rate […]

Surprise! Everybody Wants Net Neutrality

Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, FCC, Net Neutrality November 13th, 2014 by Austin Allen

WASHINGTON, November 13, 2014 – Net neutrality has been the hottest topic in tech policy for months. Politicians on the left say their opponents stand foursquare against the tenets of a free and open internet. Politicians on the right that their adversaries are trying to apply outmoded and outdated legislation to cripple the innovative essence […]

Update on the Global City Teams Challenge and Recently Announced NSF Funding Opportunities

Gigabit Networks, Press Releases, Smart Grid November 13th, 2014

Editor’s Note: We received this announcement on Wednesday afternoon about the very exciting Global City Teams Challenge, which has been supported by US Ignite: The Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) was successfully launched by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and US Ignite with a kick-off event at NIST on September 29-30. At […]

Press Release: Rural Broadband Experiments Draw Interest from Almost 200 Applicants

FCC, Rural Utilities Service November 12th, 2014

Experiments Explore Expansion of Robust Broadband in a Time of Technology Transitions WASHINGTON, November 12, 2014 - The Federal Communications Commission’s experiment exploring how to expand robust broadband in rural America in the most cost-effective way has attracted almost 600 project bids from 181 applicants, representing nearly $885 million worth of projects. In total, the 181 […]

Orwellian Symbolism of Barack Obama, Seeking to Classify Broadband as a Utility, in China

Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, FCC, Net Neutrality November 12th, 2014 by Roslyn Layton

Editor’s Note: With the announcement of President Obama’s desire to classify broadband as public utility, BroadbandBreakfast.com welcomes commentaries and opinions on the subject from a multitude of viewpoints. November 12, 2014 – During President Obama’s official visit to China Monday, the White House issued a statement of support of government regulation of the Internet with […]

Internet Society of New York Event Surveys Broadband Landscape at Home and Abroad

Broadband's Impact, International, Net Neutrality, Wireless November 12th, 2014

NEW YORK, November 12, 2014 – The Internet Society of New York (ISOC-NY) and the Federal Communications Bar Association gathered at Brooklyn Law School’s Forchelli Center on a beautiful November day here. The views of Brooklyn from the 22nd floor, across to Staten Island and New Jersey, were breathtaking. The action was indoors in a […]

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