Archive for October, 2008

Sprint CEO says WiMAX Available Now and Best Hope for Rural Broadband

Wireless October 25th, 2008

WASHINGTON, October 25 – WiMAX mobile broadband technology will unleash wireless customers and spur the development of new devices and business models which can harness “true broadband” on the go, Sprint-Nextel CEO Dan Hesse said Friday at the National Press Club.

Expert: Telemedicine Could Save $197 Billion, But Only With 'Smart Networks'

Broadband's Impact October 24th, 2008

WASHINGTON, October 24 – Broadband-enabled improvements to health care could save $197 billion over 25 years, but only if carriers had the incentives and freedom to deploy so-called “smart networks,” according a study financed by AT&T.

White Spaces Battle Heats Up as Broadcast Networks Seek 'Time Out'

Wireless October 23rd, 2008

WASHINGTON, October 23 – The top executives of the four major broadcast networks on Thursday urged the head of the Federal Communications Commission to delay a vote on a politically simmering issue that pits broadcasters against Google and high-tech executives.

Indiana's Larry Landis: Mapping Provides a Guide for Broadband Policy

States October 22nd, 2008

October 22 – In an interview with BroadbandCensus.com, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commissioner Larry Landis reflected on the value of various efforts to obtain broadband data. He also made reference to his earlier work in the private sector, and the impact that high-technology tools can have on such efforts.

Indiana Universities Leading Broadband Investments On- and Off-Campus

States October 21st, 2008

October 21 – Universities in Indiana are seeking to stay ahead of a potential traffic jam in broadband demand through investments in broadband infrastructure, cutting-edge research and rural connectivity in the Hoosier state.

On Hate Speech, Internet Service Providers Exempt from First Amendment, Attorney Says

Broadband's Impact October 17th, 2008

WASHINGTON, October 17 – Protecting children in an age of broadband–connected wireless devices and Web 2.0 applications will require pro-active cooperation by internet service providers (ISPs), a panel of child safety experts and industry representatives said Thursday at the National Press Club.

Digital Natives May Force Rethinking on Copyright, Privacy and Broadband

Expert Opinion October 16th, 2008

WASHINGTON, October 16 – As a part of its burgeoning lecture and discussion series, “DC Talks”, Google’s Washington office on Wednesday featured Berkman Center Director and Harvard Law Professor John Palfrey and his new book, Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives.

Next Broadband Breakfast Club: Should Government Funding Be Part of a National Broadband Plan?

Broadband Calendar October 16th, 2008

WASHINGTON, October 15 – BroadbandCensus.com announced that its second Broadband Breakfast Club forum, to be held on Tuesday, November 18, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Old Ebbitt Grill, will address this question: “Should Government Funding Be Part of a National Broadband Plan?”

Beset by Large Rural Areas, Arizona Aims to Blend Broadband Data Sources

States October 15th, 2008

October 15 – Arizona is on the road to a state broadband policy, but officials recognize that “the opportunity for states to use ubiquitous broadband deployment as a competitive differentiator is quickly passing.” The officials are determined to go beyond market forces in their quest for broadband buildout.

Ten Years After Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Electronics Companies Regret Supporting Law

Broadband's Impact October 15th, 2008

WASHINGTON, October 14 — Consumer electronics manufacturers and owners of intellectual property offered divergent views of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 10 years after its passage, speaking at the inaugural forum of the monthly “Broadband Breakfast Club” hosted by BroadbandCensus.com.

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