Archive for March, 2009

Freedom to Connect Panelists Probe Municipal Failures, Contemplate Lessons Learned

Broadband's Impact March 31st, 2009

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 31, 2009 – Not all attempts to deploy municipal wireless networks across the country were failures, panelists said at a packed Monday afternoon session of the Freedom to Connect conference here.

Municipal Networks Offer Reachable Challenge of Serving the Unserved

Universal Service March 30th, 2009

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 30, 2009 – The morning session of the Freedom to Connect conference here probed the status and conditions of broadband quality and access in municipal America.

BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report Launched with Vital Broadband Stimulus News, Analysis and Insight

Premium Content March 30th, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2009 – BroadbandCensus.com on Monday launched the BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report, a newsletter summarizing the top broadband-related news of the previous week, and looking forward to the week ahead in broadband.

BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report March 30th 2009

Premium Content, Weekly Report March 30th, 2009

The public record from Commerce Department’s NTIA and the Agriculture Department’s RUS forums is complete, with 18 sessions over six days. Now comes the hard part: the agencies must generate an application form satisfying the terms of the broadband stimulus legislation while meeting real-world broadband needs.

Congress, FCC See DTV Transition Progress; Low Power Broadcasters Say Left Behind

Wireless March 26th, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2009 – The transition to digital television since the passage of the DTV Delay Act has been a “major accomplishment,” House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Chairman Rick Boucher, D-Va., said Thursday at a hearing on the state of the DTV transition.

Broadband and Economic Development: How Deep is the Alliance?

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA March 26th, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2009 – The final session of the NTIA/RUS public forums on implementing broadband stimulus legislation focused on the role that broadband deployment can play in economic development

Rural Mobile Group Pushes 'Bill of Rights' for Broadband Users

Universal Service March 25th, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2009 – A consortium of broadband interest groups calling itself the Rural Mobile Broadband Alliance (RuMBA) USA, on Wednesday announced its “Broadband Bill of Rights.”

OPASTCO Comments on Rural Broadband

Documents March 25th, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2009 – The Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO) filed comments in the FCC’s inquiry into rural broadband policy.

Microsoft Comments on Rural Broadband

Documents March 25th, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2009 – Microsoft filed comments in the FCC’s inquiry into rural broadband policy.

Broadband Competition on Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Agenda

Net Neutrality March 25th, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2009 – Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman Herb Kohl, D-Wis., and tanking member Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, announced that broadband internet competition would be among the major subjects on the agenda for the Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee this Congress.

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