Archive for February, 2013

Broadband News from Around the World: Indian Cable, Kiwi Education and Mongolian Digital Divide

Africa, Asia, Australia, Broadband's Impact, International February 26th, 2013

WASHINGTON, February 25, 2013 – A recent wrap-up of global broadband news included the following items: Leading Indian Cable Operator Speaks to Expanding Telecommunications Climate In preparation for the coming “TV Connect Asia” summit in Hong Kong, InCablenet, India’s leading cable provider, has recently spoken about their support of improving telecommunications in India. Ravi Mansukhani, […]

Expert Opinion: ‘Making Sense of Data Caps and Tiered Pricing in Broadband and Mobile Networks’

Broadband Data, Broadband TV, Expert Opinion, Wireless February 26th, 2013

By Nick Feamster, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Georgia Tech  (The original version of this article is posted in Dr. Feamster’s Blog ‘Connection Management’) WASHINGTON, February 27th, 2013 — Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting on a panel of the Broadband Breakfast Club at Clyde’s of Gallery Place in downtown Washington, DC.  The Broadband Breakfast […]

Broadband News from Around the World: Microsoft for Africa & National Broadband Network in Australia

Africa, Australia, Broadband's Impact, Europe, International, National Broadband Plan, Wireless February 23rd, 2013

WASHINGTON, February 18, 2012 – A recent wrap-up of global broadband news included the following items: Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative Microsoft recently launched the Microsoft4Afrika Initiative, in a push to promote economic and broadband development in Africa. The initiative hopes to promote inexpensive smartphone usage on the African continent, and teach digital literacy to citizens. This […]

Video from February’s Broadband Breakfast Club on Data Caps

Broadband Data, Broadband TV, FCC, Media ownership, Mobile Broadband, Press Releases, Spectrum, Transparency, Wireless February 21st, 2013

WASHINGTON, Thursday, February 21st, 2013 – The broadband policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com held its February 2013 Broadband Breakfast Club event “Data Caps, the Spectrum Crunch and the Wireless Home” this past Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place. Speakers included: Keynote: Ruth Milkman, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Federal Communications Commission Panel: Roger Entner, Founder, Recon Analytics Nick Feamster, Associate Professor in […]

Rising Tide of Data Uses From Wireless Devices Forcing Changes in Internet Usage Patterns, Say Experts at Broadband Breakfast Club

Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Wireless February 20th, 2013

WASHINGTON, February 20, 2013 – Policy-makers and consumers alike are struggling to grapple with a rising-tide of data usage from wireless devices, according to the chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s wireless bureau and panelists speaking at the Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday at Clyde’s of Gallery Place. Panelists noted the challenges that data caps […]

Last Chance to Register for Tomorrow’s Breakfast Club on ‘Data Caps, the Spectrum Crunch and the Wireless Home’

FCC, Press Releases, Wireless February 18th, 2013

WASHINGTON, Monday, February 18th, 2013 – The broadband policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold its February 2013 Broadband Breakfast Club event: “Data Caps, the Spectrum Crunch and the Wireless Home” tomorrow, Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am – 10 am. This […]

A Major League Baseball Player and the Evolution of the Internet, Media, and the Twitter-verse

Broadband's Impact, social networking, Transparency February 18th, 2013

February 18, 2013 – When pitcher C.J. Nitkowski first started blogging in 1997, even he could never have predicted how fast the medium would grow. By his own accord, Nitkowski “fell into being the first active player on the web.” In 1997, the Houston Astros website, astros.com, asked Nitkowski to write a semi-annual newsletter chronicling […]

U.S. is Doing Fine in Broadband Performance, According to Study by Information Technology and Information Foundation

Broadband's Impact, International February 12th, 2013

WASHINGTON, February 12, 2013 – The United States is, in fact, among the world leaders in broadband deployment, according to a study released Tuesday by the Information Technology and Information Foundation. “Through this report, we identify multiple areas where America is doing well, where improvement is needed and most importantly the real reasons for some […]

Because It is Necessary to Be Online Today, the Continuing Digital Divide Poses a Serious Challenge to Policymakers

Broadband's Impact, FCC, NTIA February 11th, 2013

WASHINGTON, February 11, 2013 – The increasing prevalence on job applications being online is just one of many reasons why it is vital to “close our nation’s digital divide and [improve] digital literacy,” Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., said Thursday. Having more people connected would in turn allow more people to have access to jobs and […]

Get Out of the Business of Regulating Copper Wires, Say FCC Critics at Internet Protocol Event

Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, FCC, FCC Workshops February 8th, 2013

WASHINGTON, February 8, 2013 – The Federal Communications Commission is not able to flexibly adapt to changed  circumstances in the communications world, according to officials participating in a January 30 panel on here the transition to internet protocol networks. With the topic in hand of the “retirement” of traditional copper wiress, and the regulatory paradigm […]

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