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 Politicians on the right that their adversaries are trying to apply outmoded and outdated legislation to cripple the innovative essence […]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 […]

Technology Groups, Members of Congress Laud and Criticize Obama’s Net Neutrality Statement

Net Neutrality November 12th, 2014

WASHINGTON, November 12, 2014 – President Obama sparked both praise and anger on Monday when he urged the Federal Communications Committee to classify broadband as a regulated utility under Title II of the Communications Act. With liberals pushing for Title II regulation and with conservatives decrying more regulation, many observers had seen an alternative route proposed […]

Post Election Query: Can Republicans Deliver Action on Tech and Telecom Policy?

Broadband's Impact, Net Neutrality November 7th, 2014

WASHINGTON, November 7, 2014 — In the wake of the Republican victory in the Senate on Tuesday, some see tech policy as one area for the party to deliver on the rallying cry of post-partisan compromise, commented TechFreedom President Berin Szoka. Tech policy issues like net neutrality has been the biggest tech issue of the […]

FCC Chairman Wheeler: Internet TV Providers Should Be Regulated Like Cable TV Providers

Intellectual Property November 4th, 2014

WASHINGTON, November 4, 2014 – Internet television services like the constantly beleaguered Aereo may soon be regulated like cable TV, if the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission has his way. In a recent blog post, Tom Wheeler stated the possibility of making the rules that govern video content and providers “technology neutral.” If the […]

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