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April 2009

States

Ex-MIT Researcher is Massachusetts' New 'Broadband Czar'

BOSTON, April 29, 2009 - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced Wednesday his appointment of former MIT researcher and state regulator Sharon Gillett as director of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute. The institute was chartered by Patrick in 2008 with the goal of bringing universal broadband service to state residents by 2011. Keep Reading

NTIA/Recovery Act/Wireless

Rural Telco Co-op Puts Cash Into WiMax Plan

ASHBURN, Va., April 28, 2009 - Looks like rural WiMax provider DigitalBridge Communications has found some new friends in the rural telco business, judging by a couple of announcements today from both Digital Bridge and the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC), which represents some 1,400 rural electric and telephone utilities across 48 states. Keep Reading

Net Neutrality

Congress to Reexamine Consumer Privacy on Broadband Networks

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2009 - Congressional scrutiny of consumer privacy on broadband networks, especially uses of so-called “deep packet inspection” technology, ramped up Thursday as industry representatives and consumer advocates testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet. Keep Reading

The BroadbandCensus.com List of NTIA Comments

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2009 – Building on its prior lists of comments filed with the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration on April 13, 14 and 15, on Sunday BroadbandCensus.com published a collective list of 222 substantive comments regarding the $7.2 billion federal broadband stimulus program. Keep Reading

Universal Service

Boucher Wants Cable To Play The NTIA/RUS Grant Game

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2009 - The NTIA/RUS broadband grant program is "a landmark opportunity" for the cable industry, House Energy and Commerce Communications Subcommittee chairman Rick Boucher, D-Va., said Thursday during a speech at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association's annual convention here. Keep Reading

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