Archive for June, 2009

Massachusetts Offers RFP for Broadband Consultants

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, States June 30th, 2009

In cooperation with Massachusetts Broadband Institute, the RFP hopes to “solicit responses from firms or teams of firms with experience providing consulting services on the development and operation of broadband infrastructure, writing requests for proposals, outreach and evaluation of industry partners and creating business plans and pricing models.”

CDT Looks Back and Ahead at Privacy

Broadband's Impact June 30th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2009 – Even though it has been nearly a decade since effective pro-privacy legislation had been passed by Congress or pushed by the Federal Trade Commission, Center for Democratic Technology President Leslie Harris expressed optimism on the subject on Wednesday.

Moving Day at FCC: Adelstein Out, Genachowski In

FCC, National Broadband Plan June 29th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2009 – As newly minted Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski and his senior staff took possession of their eighth floor suite at FCC headquarters on Monday, commissioner Jonathan Adelstein took his leave of the agency to begin the process of confirmation to run the Agriculture Department’s Rural Utilities Services.

Vice President Biden to Promote Broadband Stimulus in Erie, Penn.

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA June 29th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2009 – As first reported in Weekly Report, the White House announced on Monday that Vice President Biden will travel to Pennsylvania – in Erie – to highlight broadband stimulus funding.

NTIA Does End-Run Around 'Buy American' Requirements

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Premium Content June 29th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2009 – The broadband policy world took a number of significant steps forward last week with the confirmation on Thursday of Larry Strickling as the head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and of Julius Genachowski as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

All in the Family

Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Premium Content June 29th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2009 – States and cities are continuing their extensive engagement in the question of broadband data and mapping. In fact, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute announced on Friday afternoon that it would issue its request for proposals on broadband developments on Monday – positioning their state to beat the federal government to punch. Weekly Report June 29nd 2009

Premium Content, Weekly Report June 29th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2009 – This is the week many following broadband stimulus activities have been waiting for: rules from the NTIA are expected on Tuesday, plus Vice President Biden is set to tout broadband in Pennsylvania on Wednesday. At the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski presides over his first meeting on Thursday.

Department of Energy Sets Funding Criteria for Smart Grid Applicants

Smart Grid June 28th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2009 – The Department of Energy on Thursday published eligibility criteria for applicants of so-called “smart grid” funding applicants, with up to $3.9 billion available in grants to support the upgrading the electricity grid.

Ireland as a Model for the U.S. in Next Generation Broadband

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA June 27th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2009 – Higher-speed broadband connectivity and prompt broadband investments will aid social and economic goals, Ireland’s Department of Communications Minister Eamon Ryan said in a report issued on Monday.

Cyber Security's Centrality to Internet Issues Discussed At Google

Broadband's Impact June 27th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2009 – Greater training and education will be necessary to ensure that cybersecurity receives the attention that it deserves, agreed a panel of government and industry officials, speaking on Friday at Google’s Washington office.

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