Archive for September, 2013

Next Broadband Breakfast Club Virtual Event – on FirstNet – to Take Place on Tuesday, October 15, at 11 a.m. ET

Press Releases, Public Safety, Wireless September 25th, 2013

WASHINGTON, September 25, 2013 – Following the successful launch of its first Broadband Breakfast Club virtual event, the company announced its second FREE webinar, to take place on Tuesday, October 15, at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT. The event will feature a discussion on the topic of “How Will FirstNet Improve Public Safety Communications?”

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Comcast Connects More Than 220,000 Families Through Internet Essentials Program, Touts Accomplishments at Event with FCC Commissioner

Broadband's Impact, FCC September 25th, 2013

WASHINGTON, September 25, 2013 – Comcast has connected more than 220,000 families to broadband service through its low-income Internet Essentials program during the first two years of the program, the cable giant said Tuesday. “Compared to a year ago we have more than doubled the number of families here in the D.C. area who are […]

Discussion of Broadband Breakfast Club Virtual Event on High-Capacity Applications and Gigabit Connectivity

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Fiber, Gigabit Networks September 24th, 2013

WASHINGTON, September 24, 2013 – The Broadband Breakfast Club released the first video of its Broadband Breakfast Club Virtual Event, on “How High-Capacity Applications Are Driving Gigabit Connectivity.”

The dialogue featured Dr. Glenn Ricart, Chief Technology Officer, US IGNITESheldon Grizzle of GigTank in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Todd MarriottExecutive Director of UTOPIA, the Utah Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Agency, and Drew ClarkChairman and Publisher, BroadbandBreakfast.com.

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Broadband's Impact September 23rd, 2013

WASHINGTON, September 23, 2013 – The Broadband Breakfast Club is going virtual! Building on our five years in leading the conversation on broadband policy and internet technology, we’re hosting a FREE September Broadband Breakfast Club Virtual Event.

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On the topic of “How High-Capacity Applications Are Driving Gigabit Connectivity,” The event will feature a question-and-answer session between Dr. Glenn Ricart, Chief Technology Officer, US IGNITE, and Drew Clark, Chairman and Publisher of BroadbandBreakfast.com. Additional comments will be made by Sheldon Grizzle , Founder and Co-Director of GIGTANK in Chattanooga — one of the first Gigabit Cities — and others have been invited. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT.

Expert Opinion: White House Hits the Gas on Broadband Deployment

Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, FCC, NTIA September 18th, 2013

WASHINGTON, September 18, 2013 – There are 3.79 million square miles in the United States, and the federal government controls 30 percent of that land. This vast swathe of federally controlled land is roughly equivalent to the combined size of Alaska, California, Texas and Montana. So when a White House task force unveils a guide that lays out the […]

Obama Administration Continues Follow-through on Broadband Infrastructure Executive Order

Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA September 18th, 2013

WASHINGTON, September 18, 2013 – Demonstrating a thoroughness in following through on its broadband policy initiatives, the Obama administration on Monday highlighted the launch of several new broadband tracking tools. These tools including interactive asset maps, a web-based dashboard focusing on access to rights of way, and a series of best practices for “dig once” […]

NTIA Announces Special FirstNet Board Meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 23

NTIA, Public Safety September 17th, 2013

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2013 – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced that a special meeting of the FirstNet Board would be held on Monday, September 23, at 10:30 a.m. ET. The Special Meeting will be held on September 23, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The times and dates are […]

NTIA to Host Workshop on ConnectED at 12:30 p.m. on Monday October 7

NTIA September 17th, 2013

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2013 – The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced that it would convene a meeting of stakeholders from the education, technology, and government sectors to share ideas, discuss policies, and consider promising strategies for achieving the President’s goal of connecting virtually all K-12 students in the United States to next-generation […]

Cell Phone Unlocking Picks Up Steam With Administration Urging Permanent Action by FCC

Broadband's Impact, Copyright, FCC, NTIA September 17th, 2013

WASHINGTON, September 17, 2013 – The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday urged the Federal Communications Commission take action to permit consumers to “unlock” their cellular phones. The Obama administration is urging the agency to allow consumers to purchase and make use of any wireless provider’s service with any cellular device, provided that the consumer is […]

Verizon v. Federal Communications Commission Oral Argument Today on Net Neutrality

Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality September 9th, 2013

September 9, 2013 – Monday marks the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ long-awaited oral arguments in Verizon Communication’s challenge to Federal Communications Commission’s 2008 rules governing network neutrality, or rules requiring that internet companies not offer discounted services for web businesses that prioritize traffic over their particular internet networks. On Friday, the New America Foundation’s […]

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