An Organized Broadband System at the State Level
Broadband Stimulus, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
April 8th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2010 – The elements of an organized broadband system at the state level will vary depending upon geographic and economic characteristics. Urban and more populous areas will require middle-mile infrastructure to serve larger institutions, while existing last mile coverage may be adequate. Secondary and rural markets may require less extensive institutional capacity, while last mile coverage remains unacceptable.
Round Two Broadband Stimulus Fundamentals
Broadband Stimulus, Expert Opinion, NTIA
February 17th, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 17, 2010 – The two branches of the government responsible for doling out grants and loans to improve the nation’s broadband connections announced on Jan. 15 revised parameters for their second round of funding.
Snow Leads to Cancellation of Blacksburg, Va., Broadband Stimulus Workshop
February 8th, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 8, 2010 – The NTIA/RUS Round Two Public Workshop scheduled for Tuesday, February 9, 2010, in Blacksburg, Virginia has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
This leaves two remaining Round Two Workshops, out of the 10 originally scheduled: Thursday, February 11 in Fayetteville, N.C.; and Friday, February 12 in Atlanta, Ga.
Wireless Broadband Challenges Include Rolling Up WISPS and Obtaining Stimulus Funding
Broadband Stimulus, Expert Opinion, Wireless
January 31st, 2010
GERMANTOWN, Md., January 31, 2010 – Two of the biggest challenges facing the expansion of wireless broadband in this country include the disparate number of rural and remaote wireless carriers, and how to ensure that stimulus funding goes to wireless carriers.
The Wireless Internet Service Provider Directory lists 1,860 WISPs in the U.S., while another directory includes over 2,500. Notwithstanding, there exist numerous other WISPs that are simply not contained in these directories.