Archive for August, 2013

Illinois Announces Fourth Major Gigabit Network, to Frontier Communications Serving Southern Illinois University Area

Expert Opinion, FCC, Gigabit Networks, National Broadband Plan August 26th, 2013

CARBONDALE, Illinois, August 26, 2013 – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday announced the state’s fourth investment in Gigabit Networks, providing $1.5 million in funding to a consortium led by Frontier Communications that will build an ultra high-speed broadband network in Southern Illinois.

The project is the first Gigabit Network funded by the Illinois Gigabit Community Challenge that will serve an area outside of the Chicagoland. It is also the first award to an incumbent telecommunications company.

The previous three awards went to Gigabit Squared, for a project with the University of Chicago on the city’s South Side; the City of Aurora; and the City of Evanston, Illinois, and Northwest University. The first two awards were made in October 2012, and the Evanston announcement was made in January 2013. [...]

Broadband Breakfast Club Video From July: ‘Over the Top’ Has the Power To Transform TV Viewing

Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact, Gigabit Networks August 5th, 2013

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2013 – The Broadband Breakfast Club on Monday released the video from the July 16, 2013, Broadband Breakfast Club, on “Over the Top: Broadband Video’s Impact on Future TV.” The FREE video captures the discussion at the latest Broadband Breakfast Club, in which the panelists weighed and measured the significance of the […]

At July Meeting, FCC Votes to Modernize E-Rate Program with Gigabit Broadband for Schools

Education, FCC August 5th, 2013

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2013 – At its open meeting on July 19, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it would work to modernize the E-Rate program in order to provide greater bandwidth for schools and libraries. Reforms to be implemented to the E-Rate program include the provision of affordable, high-capacity broadband for schools and libraries, […]

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