Archive for July, 2009

Illinois Unveils Plan to Supplement State's Applicants for Federal Broadband Stimulus Grants

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, States July 31st, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2009 — Illinois has unveiled a plan to provide supplemental grants for state projects applying for the first round of federal broadband initiative money. Anyone wishing to grab stimulus funding, however, must hurry. Applications are due August 5. Awardees will be notified of their status on August 11—just in time to submit their applications to the federal government by August 14.

Connected Nation to Begin Mapping Projects in Nevada, Texas

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA July 31st, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2009 – The states of Nevada and Texas have selected Connected Nation for their broadband mapping needs.

Tech Policy Expert Sees U.S. on Right Path to Broadband Growth

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA July 31st, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2009 – The federal government and broadband grant seekers should be careful as they seek policy to ensure it doesn’t hinder the spreading of high-speed communications system across the nation, a former Commerce Department official and broadband expert said.

ZeroDivide Looks for Broadband Grant Partnerships

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA July 31st, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2009 – ZeroDivide, an investor in community enterprises leveraging technology to help underserved communities, is looking for non-profit partners to apply for broadband monies that are part of the national economic stimulus plan.

Report: New Innovative Schools Should Work Outside of ‘No Child Left Behind’

Broadband's Impact July 31st, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2009 – Information technology can enable 21st century schools by creating a student-centered learning environment where students learn at their own pace and help teachers guide students as they actively pursue their own learning path, rather than simply present information to a passive audience.

Massachusetts Broadband Institute and State Transportation Office to Build Fiber Across State

States July 30th, 2009

July 30, 2009 – Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Tuesday a partnership between the Massachusetts Broadband Institute and the Executive Office of Transportation to bring broadband to unserved and underserved communities in western parts of the state.

Washington State Issues Broadband Mapping RFP

Broadband Data, States July 30th, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2009 – Broadband advisors to Washington state’s governor have issued a request for proposals on the state’s broadband mapping project.

Genachowski Fills Senior Counsel Positions

FCC, National Broadband Plan July 29th, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2009 – Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachwoski announced on Wednesday new senior staff appointments FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities and Office of General Counsel as well as Media, Enforcement, and Wireline Competition Bureaus.

Parents and Educators Should Focus on Internet Safety Education, Say Online Experts

Broadband's Impact July 28th, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2009 – Parents and educators need to educate children about online safety issues, rather than censoring content, a panel of think tanks, industry officials, and online safety experts agreed on Monday.

Virginia State Officials Confident of Chances for Broadband Grants

Broadband Data, States July 28th, 2009

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 28, 2009 — Virginia Deputy Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson said here Monday that the second version of Virginia’s innovative, multi-platform broadband map would be publicly released on Friday.

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