Archive for December, 2009

NTIA Awards 5 More Broadband Mapping Grants; Total to 41 States is $78 Million

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus December 31st, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 31, 2009 – The Commerce Department agency responsible for the mapping component of the broadband stimulus program announced, on the last day of the year, that it had funded five more states’ broadband data programs.

With the announcement – of funding for broadband data and mapping in Iowa, Montana, New Hampshire, Utah and the U.S. Virgin Islands – the National Telecommunications and Information Administration has awarded 41 grants totaling $78 million.

There remain 15 awards still to be made – rounding out the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories that submitted applications and are eligible for grant funding.

AT&T Wants Phase Out Of Old Telephone Technologies

FCC, National Broadband Plan, Wireless December 31st, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 31, 2009 – A key component of formulating a National Broadband Plan should be an end to regulatory requirements that prolong the life of public switched telephone network and plain-old telephone service, AT&T said in comments it filed to the FCC on December 21.

BroadbandBreakfast.com to Host National Town Hall on Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan

Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, Copyright, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality December 31st, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 31, 2009 – BroadbandBreakfast.com, the news service devoted to broadband stimulus, wireless broadband, the national broadband plan, and more, is hosting a special National Town Hall Webcast on the subject of “Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan” on Tuesday, January 19, 2010.

Backlash Against Broadband Stimulus Begins in Maine, With Proposed Legislation

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates December 31st, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 31, 2009 – The legislative backlash against projects that have been awarded federal stimulus funding has begun, as two bills were introduced in the Maine legislature to de-fund a $25.4 million University of Maine broadband project.

U.K. Government Report Highlights Need for Digital Economy Bill

Broadband Updates, International December 30th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 30, 2009 – The U.K. government released an assessment this week of proposed legislation to implement a wide-reaching technology bill inspired by a white paper published in June 2009.

FCC To Consider Wireless Rules, Video Distribution Market

FCC, National Broadband Plan, Wireless December 30th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 30, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission plans to soon consider whether rules are needed to address terrestrially delivered cable-affiliated programming in order to promote competition in the video distribution market, the agency said Wednesday.

Research: Government Support Will Result In Broadband Public Safety Applications

Broadband's Impact, Wireless December 29th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 29, 2009 – Government support of wireless technologies is going to result in wireless broadband providers getting more involved in coming up with public safety applications, according to analysis released Tuesday from Frost & Sullivan.

Library Association Wants Increase In Computer Center Funding

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA December 29th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 29, 2009 – The American Library Association, along with other supporters of broadband build-out, has asked the government agency charged with distributing broadband stimulus funds to allocate more money for public computer centers.

NYU Law School Sponsored Group Pushes Net Neutrality Rules

Net Neutrality December 29th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 29, 2009 – A New York University School of Law advocacy organization is heavily pushing proposed rules that would regulate internet access to support so-called Net neutrality principles.

Broadband Expert Q&A: Spectrum Bridge CMO Has Eye On Sen. Kerry Bill

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Expert Opinion, Wireless December 29th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 29, 2009 – Rick Rotondo, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Spectrum Bridge, advises technology policy enthusiasts to keep an eye on wireless broadband legislation from Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry.

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