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WASHINGTON, June 29, 2009 – This week is likely to be chock-full of broadband-related developments, with rules from the NTIA expected on Tuesday, a Vice Presidential announcement in Pennsylvania scheduled for Wednesday, and a Federal Communications Commission meeting on broadband slated for Thursday.

Meanwhile, 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. The RFP will be available today, and responses are due on July 8, 2009. Other states are holding strategy sessions about how to best tap into the funds this week.

Similarly, New York City earlier this month unveiled two requests for information about broadband service and delivery.

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Drew Clark is the Chairman of the Broadband Breakfast Club. He tracks the development of Gigabit Networks, broadband usage, the universal service fund and wireless policy @BroadbandCensus. He is also Of Counsel with the firm of Best Best & Krieger LLP, with offices in California and Washington, DC. He works with cities, special districts and private companies on planning, financing and coordinating efforts of the many partners necessary to construct broadband infrastructure and deploy “Smart City” applications. You can find him on LinkedIN and Twitter. The articles and posts on and affiliated social media are not legal advice or legal services, do not constitute the creation of an attorney-client privilege, and represent the views of their respective authors.

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