Archive for November, 2011

Broadband Breakfast Serves a Thanksgiving Leftover Wrap-Up

Broadband Stimulus, Congress, FCC, Fiber, Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality, NTIA, Smart Grid, Spectrum, States, Universal Service, Wireless November 25th, 2011

WASHINGTON, November 25 2011 – As we all sit and digest post Thanksgiving, Broadband Breakfast can finally wrap up some stories that we have been interested in over the past couple of weeks but have not had time to get around to.  We wanted to draw attention to a couple of the stories below and […]

SmartGrid: Moving Toward Regulatory Uniformity

Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan, Smart Grid, States November 18th, 2011

Expert Contributors: Stephanie A. Joyce, Esq. and Stephen Thompson, Esq.  WASHINGTON, November 18, 2011 – The development of SmartGrid technology, which generally refers to devices that monitor, and possibly control, energy use via telecommunications-enabled devices, is proceeding apace, though not as quickly as many had hoped or anticipated. At the most recent Broadband Breakfast that […]

Driving Energy Smart Grid Innovation through Broadband

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband TV, Cybersecurity, Fiber, Rural Utilities Service, Smart Grid, States November 16th, 2011

WASHINGTON, Wednesday November 15, 2011 – November’s breakfast and panel discussion drew a packed crowd Tuesday morning as industry lawyers, lobbyists and experts filed into Clyde’s to hear from the Whitehouse, telecoms, energy management companies and utilities about the challenges and efficiencies that lies ahead with “The Smart Grid and Broadband.”

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“The Smart Grid and Broadband” from BroadbandBreakfast.com

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“The Smart Grid and Broadband” from BroadbandBreakfast.com

Nick Sinai, Senior Advisor to White House’s Chief Technology Officer gave the opening remarks at the breakfast.  Sinai focused on what the Obama administration is doing to support, secure and modernize the energy system for the country.  He noted that although the current grid has expanded, it is fundamentally still an analog grid and has been that way since the beginning of the 20th century.

Will Consumer-Friendly Smart Meters Pave the Way to Smart Grid Adoption?

Broadband Data, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Press Releases, Smart Grid November 14th, 2011

November 14, 2011 – When the Federal Communications Commission identified six concrete goals in the national broadband plan, the one specific application highlighted by the agency was energy consumption: “To ensure that America leads in the clean energy economy, every American should be able to use broadband to track and manage their real-time energy consumption.”

This goal – tracking and managing energy consumption – is right at the intersection of two trends that will be explored at the Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday, November 15: “The Smart Grid and Broadband.” Click here to register for this event.

Senate Upholds FCC Open Internet Rules

FCC, Net Neutrality, Senate November 11th, 2011

WASHINGTON Friday November 10, 2011. Thursday afternoon, the Senate voted 52 – 46 to defeat S.J Res 6 which would have overturned the Federal Communication Commissions Open Internet Rules. The rules are now set to go into effect on Nov 20, but they still face challenges in the courts from companies like Metro PCS, Verizon that […]

FCC and Connect to Compete provide solutions for Cost of Broadband Adoption

Broadband's Impact, Education, FCC, National Broadband Plan November 10th, 2011

WASHINGTON, Thursday November 10th 2011,  The Federal Communications Commission’s Chairman Julius Genachowski announced what the Commission is touting as the “Biggest effort ever to help close the Digital Divide.”  Following up on the launch of the Connect to Compete  private and non profit sector partnership a couple of weeks ago, yesterday’s announcement at Langley Education […]

Kerry Urges Senate to Reject Open Internet CRA Measure Ahead of Next Week’s Vote

FCC, Net Neutrality, Senate November 4th, 2011

WASHINGTONDC, Friday Nov  4th 2011.  Seven months after the House of Representatives passed House Joint Resolution 37  which prohibits the FCC from regulating how internet service providers manage their broadband networks, the Senate will take their shot at the Congressional Review Act measure to overturn the Commission’s Open Internet Rules. Today Senator John Kerry (D-MA), […]

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