Tim Bobrowski: Let it snow; we won’t miss school

Broadband's Impact January 18th, 2016

Despite the same landscape and weather challenges faced by many areas of West Virginia, in 2015, the schools in Owsley County, in the coalfield region of eastern Kentucky, did not lose any days of school to snow or inclement weather. In that same year, we were able to dramatically increase the number of students graduating […]

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Preserving a Free and Open Internet

Broadband's Impact January 8th, 2016

The Internet has been an engine of economic opportunity worldwide, but we cannot take its success for granted. As the free exchange of information and services across borders is increasingly threatened, trade commitments among countries can serve as a powerful tool to maintain the openness that has been the hallmark of the Internet’s success. And […]

Four Essentials for Digital Inclusion Efforts | Benton Foundation

Broadband's Impact January 6th, 2016

Four Essentials for Digital Inclusion Efforts Share with: Submitted by Benton Foundation on behalf of Colin Rhinesmith on January 4, 2016 – 12:40pm Four Essentials for Digital Inclusion Efforts Four essential activities that are necessary to help low-income individuals and families adopt broadbandOver the last few months, I have been speaking with and visiting digital […]

Bringing Broadband to Silverton

Broadband's Impact January 6th, 2016

Bringing Broadband to Silverton January 05, 2016 by NTIA The 67 students at Silverton School, nestled in the mountains of Colorado’s San Juan County, are returning from winter break to an abundance of new educational resources. The students of Silverton School (click to enlarge) Thanks to a grant from NTIA’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), […]

Home Broadband 2015

Broadband's Impact January 6th, 2016

Home Broadband 2015 The share of Americans with broadband at home has plateaued, and more rely only on their smartphones for online access BY JOHN B. HORRIGAN AND MAEVE DUGGAN Three notable changes relating to digital access and digital divides are occurring in the realm of personal connectivity, according to new findings from Pew Research […]

Canada can learn from Olds, AB – the city with the fastest Internet speed

Broadband's Impact December 9th, 2015

It hosted the World Plowing Championship, and it has the fastest Internet speed in Canada. Yep, Internet speeds in Olds, Alberta are about 10 times faster than the rest of the country. While homes in cities like Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto are toiling with maximum speeds only up to 100 megabits per second, in Olds […]

New FCC website offers realtime document database access

Broadband's Impact December 3rd, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission is days away from launching a new website, based on several months of beta testing and public input. BONUS: Join FCC CIO David Bray for an exclusive webcast on Dec. 16, in which he will describe how a contractor owned and operated model aided the agency in IT management and transition. […]

At Inaugural AnchorNETs Conference in Silicon Valley, The Broadband Talk is About Public-Private Partnerships

Broadband's Impact November 24th, 2015

MOUNTAIN VIEW, November 24, 2015 – Community broadband institutions are a key building block to accelerate deployment of high-capacity internet service, said speakers and panelists at the inaugural Anchornets conference here last week.

Such community institutions also play a vital role in facilitating public-private partnerships that aid such deployment, they said at a conference hosted by the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition at the Museum of Computer History here in the heart of Silicon Valley on Monday, November 16.

Sunne McPeak, CEO of the California Emerging Technology Fund, speaks of the importance of public-private partnership to broadband.

Among the high-profile leaders who emphasized the important role of schools and libraries in promoting high-speed internet service were former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, Sunne McPeak, CEO of the California Emerging Technology Fund, and Evan Marwell, founder of EducationSuperhighway, a non-profit designed to promote greater internet connectivity in schools.

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Portland to pursue building municipal high-speed broadband network – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Broadband's Impact November 16th, 2015

Like its neighbor to the south, Portland is seeking to build a municipal broadband network to offer affordable high-speed broadband to its residents and businesses. The city last week issued a request for proposals to provide a fiber-optic connection from its buildings in downtown Portland to new municipal facilities off the peninsula on Canco Road. […]

Animated map reveals the 550,000 miles of cable hidden under the ocean that power the internet

Broadband's Impact November 10th, 2015

VIDEO: And you’d never even know they were there. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.businessinsider.com Great video from @businessinsider on the importance of understanding maps of our broadband geography. See on Scoop.it – BroadbandPolicy

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