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    Advocates Call Broadband Recommendations ‘A Good Start’ | Daily Yonder

    Broadband's Impact October 2nd, 2015

    With little hope of creating new spending initiatives for broadband that require congressional approval, the White House has released a report on steps the administration could take on its own to improve programs that support broadband access for poor and geographically remote communities. The Broadband Opportunity Council released a set of recommendations earlier this week […]

    Worst-Connected U.S. Cities in 2014

    Broadband's Impact September 21st, 2015

    The National Digital Inclusion Alliance today releases two new rankings of America’s “25 Worst-Connected Cities in 2014″ — for all households, and for households with annual incomes below $35,000. Using data from the 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) released last Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, NDIA ranked all 184 U.S. cities with more than […]

    Broadband Communities Highlights Impact of Internet on Economic Development with Kentucky Conference

    Gigabit Networks, Press Releases, Universal Service September 14th, 2015

    Editor’s Note: This week marks the fourth annual Economic Development Conference hosted by Broadband Communities Magazine. The roving conferences have moved from Southern Virginia to Chicagoland; from Western Massachusetts to — this week — Lexington, Kentucky. BroadbandBreakfast.com will be there, reporting on and analyzing the most significant developments to emerge from the event. The event will also be Broadband Communities’ first event since the passing of CEO Scott DeGarmo last month.

    Below is the Chairman’s Statement about the event. The agenda is available here; registration is available here

    Across America, hundreds of communities are seeking to acquire or develop advanced communications networks. Such networks, they believe, can drive and support simultaneous progress in multiple fields that are of critical importance to them, including economic development and global competitiveness, education, health care, public safety, transportation, energy, environmental protection, democratic engagement, and much more. In virtually every case, fostering robust economic development has ranked at or near the top of the list of considerations motivating these communities.


    Global Cities Teams Challenges Next Round: Nov. 12-13, 2015

    Broadband's Impact, Smart Cities, Smart Grid August 31st, 2015

    Editor’s Note: We’ve received this note from the Global Cities Teams Challenges of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and US Ignite. Read more about the these important challenges.

    Save the Date – An Important Event Related to the Next Round of the Global Cities Teams Challenge: November 12-13, 2015

    Municipal leaders and innovators will gather at the NIST Campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland on November 12-13 for an important event related to the next round of Global City Team Challenge (GCTC). An agenda for the November event and a summary of exciting changes that NIST and US Ignite have planned for the next round of the GCTC will be circulated soon.


    White House Announces September 21 Date for Release of Broadband Report

    Broadband Stimulus, National Broadband Plan, Press Releases, Universal Service August 31st, 2015

    Editor’s Note: The White House announced that it would be releasing a report from its Broadband Opportunity Council on Monday, September 21. Read more about the council. Coming Soon: Building on Our Progress of Broadband Investment and Competition August 20, 2015 at 5:57 PM ET by Jeffrey Zients Summary:  The White House has received input […]

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Making Presidential Innovation Fellows Program Permanent

    Broadband Data, Press Releases August 17th, 2015

    Editor’s Note: This Presidential Innovation Fellows Program, highlighted in a press release today from the White House, is a fascinating exercise of how President Obama has institutionalized technology innovation, one of the main accomplishments of his administration in technology policy. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2015 FACT […]

    Next Century Cities: GAO Report Should Prompt Accessible Broadband Performance Information

    Broadband Data, Press Releases June 17th, 2015

    Editor’s Note: Next Century Cities released the following press release, signed by representatives of 35 of the 95 cities supporting the organization’s six principles. The link to the release on the organization’s web site. 35 Mayors and Elected Officials Call for Accessible Broadband Performance Information Following GAO Investigation WASHINGTON, June 17, 2015 – Today, 35 […]

    Broadband Opportunity Council Webinar on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET

    Broadband's Impact, Press Releases May 20th, 2015

    Editor’s Note – The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration is hosting a webinar at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, to discuss the recently-announced Broadband Deployment Council. The press release is below. Broadband Opportunity Council Seeks Comment on Ways to Further Expand and Promote Broadband Deployment, Adoption and Competition FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April […]

    Articles from the 2015 Broadband Communities Summit in Austin

    Broadband's Impact April 27th, 2015

    Editor’s Note: Below are links to the articles published on BroadbandBreakfast.com about the Broadband Communities Summit in Austin, Texas, from April 13-16, 2015: April 27, 2015 – Financing Public-Private Fiber Networks Becoming a Reality, Say Experts at Broadband Communities Summit April 16, 2015 - Rural Telecommunications Congress Elects New Slate of Officers April 14, 2015 - FCC […]

    Don’t Turn Internet Independence Into Government Dependence

    Broadband's Impact April 27th, 2015

    Editor’s note: Daniel Berninger is the convener of the Tech Innovators, a coalition of individuals who helped build the Internet, including Bob Metcalfe, Bryan Martin, Charlie Giancarlo, Dave Farber, George Gilder, Jeff Pulver, John Gilmore, John Perry Barlow, Les Vadasz, Mark Cuban, Michael Robertson, Ray Ozzie, Tom Evslin and Tim Draper. April marks the 20th anniversary […]

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