Archive for May, 2013

Broadband-Enhanced ‘Smart Grid’ Provides Energy Savings and Enhanced Economic Development

Fiber, Gigabit Networks, Smart Grid May 31st, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2013 – High-speed broadband is the key to optimizing energy usage, said Graham Richard, CEO of Advanced Energy Economy, at Thursday keynote speak at the annual Better Buildings Summit sponsored by the United States Department of Energy. Richard, the former mayor of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, described the advanced energy industry as a […]

Breakfast Club Video: ‘Gigabit and Ultra-High-Speed Networks: Where They Stand Now and How They Are Building the Future’

Broadband TV, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Gigabit Networks, The Innovation Economy May 24th, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2013 – Emphasizing the developing nature of broadband networks in the United States, speakers at the May 21 Broadband Breakfast Club event said that the recent achievement of ultra-high speed broadband networks has been a critical factor seeding transformative developments for organizations, individuals and communities. These developments, panelists said, were simply not […]

Acting FCC Chairwoman Clyburn Announces Second Wave of First Phase of Connect America Fund

FCC, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service May 23rd, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 – The Federal Communication Commission will offer $485 million to expand fixed broadband access in rural areas, Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn said on Wednesday. The funding is part of a public and private effort to provide broadband services in areas, predominantly rural, that currently lack adequate access. The money is intended […]

MetroPCS Withdraws Legal Claims Against Federal Communications Commission Net Neutrality Rules

FCC, Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality May 23rd, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 — Wireless provider MetroPCS moved last Friday to dismiss its claims in the lawsuit challenging the Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality laws. In the motion, MetroPCS, which recently merged with T-Mobile, noted that the FCC and the Department of Justice had already consented to the dismissal. Additionally, Verizon Communications, which is […]

BroadbandBreakfast.com Co-Sponsors VCXC’s “Start!Forum” Addressing the IP Transition at Wiley Rein, June 12th

Broadband Calendar, Events, IP Transition, Press Releases May 23rd, 2013

WASHINGTON, Thursday, May 23, 2013 – The internet policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will co-sponsor VCXC‘s (Voice Communication Exchange) June 12,
2013 “Start!Forum” at Wiley Rein, 1776 K Street NW in Washington, DC. Use promocode “BBBC” for free registration at http://vcxc.org/june12th
. The VCXC Start!Forum marks the first annual meeting of the telecom 
industry’s historic transition […]

In Fundraising Speeches, President Obama Continues to Emphasize Need for Better Broadband

Broadband's Impact May 22nd, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 – In multiple speeches at fundraising events in New York City on May 13, President Barack Obama emphasized the importance of improving and expanding the nation’s broadband networks. Each speech praised the resilience of the American spirit in the face of the recent tragedies in Boston, Massachusetts, and West, Texas. He […]

FCC Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn Presents Plan for Spectrum Use at Wireless Convention

Agencies, FCC, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless May 22nd, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 – Addressing spectrum demands and encouraging mobile innovation are the two keys to advancement in communications, said Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn at the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association 2013 convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday. Clyburn highlighted a number of strategies the FCC has enacted or plans to […]

Americans With Access to Broadband Jumped Over Past Two Years, Says Commerce Department’s NTIA

Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service May 20th, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 – The percentage of Americans with access to broadband speeds of at least 3 Megabits per second (Mbps) download and 768 Kilobits per second (Kbps) upload grew from 95 percent in 2010 to 98 percent in 2012, according to a report issued by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The blog […]

Acting FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn Lays Out Goal to be ‘Hallmark of Continuity and Progress’

FCC May 20th, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 – On Monday morning, in an e-mail to staff at the Federal Communication Commission, Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn issued a statement on her priorities as acting chairwoman. Clyburn emphasized the compassionate nature of FCC employees, as well as the importance of their mission. “There is no more exciting or critical mission […]

America is Lagging in Global Broadband Because of Antiquated Infrastructure: TIA Video on Capacity

FCC, Rural Utilities Service, Universal Service May 17th, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 17, 2013 – America is lagging behind a number of foreign countries in terms of broadband penetration, according to a Telecommunications Industry Association documentary entitled “Broadband Capacity: Are We Ready?” According to the video, America’s deficiency is due to the fact that America pioneered the system and therefore has a more antiquated infrastructure, […]

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