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Press Release: Kirton McConkie Expands New Telecom Practice with Addition of Technology Industry Lawyer Drew Clark

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SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 28, 2014) – Kirton McConkie PC is pleased to announce that Drew Clark has joined as of counsel in the firm’s Telecommunications Practice Group. He joins shareholder David J. Shaw in this new practice area for the firm, which focuses on assisting state and local governments in deploying broadband infrastructure to support economic development. […]

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Press Release: Blair Levin Joins Brookings as a Nonresident Senior Fellow

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WASHINGTON, October 6, 2014 —Blair Levin, telecommunications expert and former Communications & Society Fellow at the Aspen Institute, has joined the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program as a nonresident senior fellow, Bruce Katz, Brookings vice president and Metropolitan Policy Program co-director announced today. Blair will join the Program’s Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative, which is directed by…

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Press Release: Alaska to Receive Federal Funds for Rural Wireless Improvement Efforts

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In light of new developments in the Universal Service Fund, this press release about the Tribal Mobility Fund caught our eye…. March 5, 2014 – The Federal Communications Commission announced that Alaska’s largest telecommunication provider, General Communication, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCMA), is eligible to receive $41.4 million for rural 3G/4G wireless projects as part of its Tribal…

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Press Release: Verizon to Purchase Intel Media Assets

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This press release caught our eye, signaling the end of Intel’s venture in interactive television. Where is the next major advance in television going to come from: the technology industry, entertainment industry partners, or communications companies like Verizon Communications and Comcast? NEW YORK and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014 — Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE,…

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

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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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Start!Forum Meeting on June 12 Will Discuss Transition to an All-Internet Protocol Network — Event Co-Sponsored by BroadbandBreakfast.com

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WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013 – BroadbandBreakfast.com will co-sponsor the first annual Start!Forum, along with co-hosts the Voice Communication Exchange Committee (VCXC), the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA). The Forum will be held at the Wiley Rein Conference Center, 1776 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006, from 8:30…

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

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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…

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Video from February’s Broadband Breakfast Club on Data Caps

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WASHINGTON, Thursday, February 21st, 2013 – The broadband policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com held its February 2013 Broadband Breakfast Club event “Data Caps, the Spectrum Crunch and the Wireless Home” this past Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place. Speakers included: Keynote: Ruth Milkman, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Federal Communications Commission Panel: Roger Entner, Founder, Recon Analytics Nick Feamster, Associate Professor in…

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Last Chance to Register for Tomorrow’s Breakfast Club on ‘Data Caps, the Spectrum Crunch and the Wireless Home’

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WASHINGTON, Monday, February 18th, 2013 – The broadband policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold its February 2013 Broadband Breakfast Club event: “Data Caps, the Spectrum Crunch and the Wireless Home” tomorrow, Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am – 10 am. This…

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FCC Wireless Telecom Bureau Chief to Keynote ‘Data Caps, the Spectrum Crunch and the Wireless Home’

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WASHINGTON, Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 – The broadband policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold its February 2013 Broadband Breakfast Club event: “Data Caps for Wireless Broadband, the Spectrum Crunch and the Wireless Home” on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am…

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2013 Telecom Predictions from Analysys Mason: LTE Limited, Social Media Shakeup of Instant Messaging, Slower Smartphone Growth

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LONDON, December 19, 2012 – In 2013, roll-out of LTE services will have limited immediate economic impact, social media giants look set to stir up IP-based messaging services and smartphone penetration growth rates will slow considerably, according to Analysys Mason’s top telecoms predictions for the next 12 months. The technology, media and telecommunications consulting and…

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BroadbandBreakfast.com Hosts Broadband Breakfast Club Event ‘The Internet Presidential Campaign 2012’ on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 in Washington, DC

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WASHINGTON, Friday, June 8th, 2012 – The internet policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold its June 2012 Broadband Breakfast Club event “The Internet Presidential Campaign 2012” on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am – 10 am. American and Continental breakfasts…

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Register Now for ‘Will Broadband Succeed in Changing the DNA of Universities?’ BroadbandBreakfast.com’s Program at The Cable Show 2012

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WASHINGTON, Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 – The internet policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold a special event at The Cable Show 2012 in Boston, MA entitled “Will Broadband Succeed in Changing the DNA of Universities?” on Monday, May 21st, 2012 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center,…

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BroadbandBreakfast.com Hosts Broadband Breakfast Club Event ‘Social Networking, the End of Media and the Future of Privacy’ on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 in Washington, DC

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WASHINGTON, Friday, April 13, 2012 – The internet policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold its April 2012 Broadband Breakfast Club event “Social Networking, the End of Media and Future of Privacy” on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am – 10…

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BroadbandBreakfast.com Hosts Broadband Breakfast Club Event ‘Cybersecurity Legislation in Congress: Where Does it Stand?’ Tuesday, February 21st, in Washington, DC

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WASHINGTON, Friday, February 17th, 2012 – The internet policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold its February 2012 Broadband Breakfast Club event. “Cybersecurity Legislation in Congress: Where Does it Stand?” on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am – 10 am. American…

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Will Consumer-Friendly Smart Meters Pave the Way to Smart Grid Adoption?

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November 14, 2011 – When the Federal Communications Commission identified six concrete goals in the national broadband plan, the one specific application highlighted by the agency was energy consumption: “To ensure that America leads in the clean energy economy, every American should be able to use broadband to track and manage their real-time energy consumption.”

This goal – tracking and managing energy consumption – is right at the intersection of two trends that will be explored at the Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday, November 15: “The Smart Grid and Broadband.” Click here to register for this event.

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Zoe Lofgren Keynotes Final Intellectual Property Breakfast Club Event; Focus Returns to Monthly Broadband Breakfast Club

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WASHINGTON, Wednesday, September 7, 2011 – The internet technology news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold its final monthly event in the Intellectual Property Breakfast Club on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., with a keynote presentation by Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.

The topic of discussion at the September 13 event, “Video Streaming on Digital Devices: Will Broadband Clash with Copyright” will be the perfect capstone to the year-long breakfast series.

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BroadbandBreakfast.com Co-Sponsors ‘Telecom 2018 Workshop’ at Wiley Rein, July 28th

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WASHINGTON, Thursday, July 21, 2011 – The internet and intellectual property policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will co-sponsor the July 28, 2011 “Telecom 2018 Workshop” at Wiley Rein, 1776 K Street NW in Washington, DC. The registration form and schedule for the free event is available at http://telecom2018.com The workshop represents the first opportunity for…

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BroadbandBreakfast.com Hosts Intellectual Property Club Breakfast on Quantification of IP Piracy – Tuesday, April 12th, Washington, DC

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WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 – The internet and intellectual propertynews and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold its April 2011 Intellectual Property Breakfast Club event, “The Costs of Global Intellectual Property Piracy: How Can the Phenomenon Be Empirically Quantified?” on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011.

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‘China and Intellectual Property’ Event to be Held with China Embassy IP Attache

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WASHINGTON, February 2, 2011 – Following on the heels of two key meetings between the US and Chinese governments on trade relations and intellectual property, the internet and intellectual property policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com announces its February Intellectual Property Breakfast Club event “China & Intellectual Property with the China Embassy IP Attache”.

The event will be held on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 in downtown Washington, DC and features the Embassy of China’s Intellectual Property Rights Attache speaking on the Chinese government’s perspectives on IP and trade issues and answering audience questions.

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Is ‘Three Strikes’ the Right Tool? Top French, British and Americans Discuss at Nov. 9 Breakfast

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WASHINGTON, November 4, 2010 – The internet and intellectual property policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com invites the public to its FREE November event in its Intellectual Property Breakfast Club series, “Approaches by Internet Service Providers Around the World to Copyright Infringement.”

Our November 2010 panel continues the discussion about file-sharing and other forms of copyright infringement, but broadens it to the global stage, with a particular focus on the approaches of broadband providers outside the United States. What tactics have been deployed by ISPs in France and elsewhere? Will America follow suit?

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Nokia Siemens to Acquire Motorola Infrastructure Assets for $1.2 Billion

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WASHINGTON July 19, 2010 – Nokia Siemans is set to acquire Motorola’s network infrastructure assets for $1.2 billion in cash. The firms will finalize the deal by the end of the year. With the purchase Nokia Siemans will become the “#3 wireless infrastructure vendor in the United States, the #1 foreign wireless vendor in Japan, and strengthen its current #2 position in the global infrastructure segment”.

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Universal Service Working Group Announced

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WASHINGTON, June 14, 2010 – The National Broadband Plan recommends that the current Universal Service Program be updated and split into two separate programs the Connect America Fund and the Mobility Fund. To achieve this shift the FCC has created a Universal Service Working Group to be headed by Sharon Gillette, Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau.

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Cisco Predicts IP traffic to Exceed by 767 Exabytes in Four Years

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WASHINGTON, June 8, 2010 – Last week Cisco released its Visual Networking Index which looks at how internet traffic will evolve over the next five years. They predict that “Annual global IP traffic will exceed three-quarters of a zettabyte (767 exabytes) in four years. Global IP traffic grew 45 percent during 2009 to reach an annual run rate of 176 exabytes per year or 15 exabytes per month. In 2014, global IP traffic will reach 767 exabytes per year or 64 exabytes per month. The average monthly traffic in 2014 will be equivalent to 32 million people streaming Avatar in 3D, continuously for the entire month.”

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AT&T to Expand Wi-Fi Network

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WASHINGTON, June 8, 2010 – Telecom giant AT&T may have angered many of its customers last week by announcing the end to its unlimited mobile broadband plan but it has tried to temper this by expanding its Wi-Fi network. It has chosen to setup a pilot location in New York City’s Times Square. The firm plans to add increased Wi-Fi support to high traffic and high population areas. These new “hotzones” will be available to all current AT&T customers.

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BroadbandBreakfast.com Launches New Series: ‘The Intellectual Property Breakfast Club’

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WASHINGTON, April 26, 2010 – BroadbandBreakfast.com, a broadband and internet technology news service on Monday – Intellectual Property Day – launched a new series of breakfast events entitled “The Intellectual Property Breakfast Club.”

The series, which will occur on May 11, June 8 and July 13, complements BroadbandBreakfast.com’s highly popular “Broadband Breakfast Club,” which will continue to meet each month.

Sponsored by Intel Corporation and Time Warner Cable, the new series will probe a diverse set of topics, including the Google Book Search case and e-book licensing; increasing controversies over retransmission consent; and international progress against counterfeiting.

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Connected Nation and BroadbandCensus.com to Debate in New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS, October 1, 2009 – Top officials from Connected Nation, BroadbandCensus.com and One Economy will discuss key issues in broadband data and mapping – including controversial questions about public disclosure of carrier information on broadband maps – here on Thursday.

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U.S. Broadband Coalition to Release Report on National Broadband Strategy at Federal Communications Commission on Thursday

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WASHINGTON, September 23, 2009 – The U.S. Broadband Coalition, an unprecedented coalition of more than 160 organizations pressing for a comprehensive national broadband strategy, announced the release of its report at the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday, September 24, 2009.

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BroadbandCensus.com Releases Beta Version of Public Broadband Map in South Carolina; Announces Broadband Census Data LLC

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WASHINGTON, September 2, 2009 – BroadbandCensus.com announced that it has released a beta version of a public broadband map of Richland County, South Carolina, which is available at http://broadbandcensusmaps.com. The map presents a Census block-by-Census block display of the availability, technologies and carriers offering broadband service within the area of Columbia, S.C. This beta map continues to be under active development by BroadbandCensus.com, and feedback is encouraged.

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BroadbandCensus.com Urges Public Broadband Map with SPARC Scores

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WASHINGTON, June 11, 2009 – In comments filed before the Federal Communications Commission, BroadbandCensus.com said that basic broadband data — information about the speeds, prices, availability, reliability and competition of local service — is not proprietary and should be part of a public and transparent national broadband database.

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BroadbandCensus.com to Co-Chair 'Metrics' Working Group of National Broadband Strategy Group

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WASHINGTON, January 10, 2009 – The National Broadband Strategy “Call to Action” on Friday announced the co-chairs of six working groups that are seeking to craft national policies to help promote universal broadband throughout the United States.

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BroadbandCensus.com Presentation at Federal Communication Commission Broadband Summit

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SAN JOSE, November 6 – Below is the Power Point Presentation made by Drew Clark, Executive Director, BroadbandCensus.com, at the Federal Communications Commission-National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioner’s Joint Summit: Connecting America.

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Broadband Census Executive Director to Speak at Federal Communications Commission Summit

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WASHINGTON, November 3 – Drew Clark, Editor and Executive Director of BroadbandCensus.com, will speak in Silicon Valley on Thursday, November 6, at the summit on broadband data sponsored by the Federal Communications Commission and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

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BroadbandCensus.com Applies for Knight News Challenge Grant to Enhance Data, Build Out Wiki and Offer Video

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WASHINGTON, November 1 – BroadbandCensus.com applied on Saturday for a News Challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The application, which can be viewed online at the newschallenge.org web site, lays out a plan of action for the future work of this web site.

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California Telecom Commissioner Rachelle Chong, Former FCC Commissioner, to Keynote 'Broadband Census for America'

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WASHINGTON, September 24, 2008 – The finalized program for Friday’s conference includes keynote speeches by Rachelle Chong, the current Commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and former Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and Eamonn Confrey, the First Secretary for Information and Communications Policy at the Embassy of Ireland.

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Broadband Census State-by-State Articles on Broadband Deployment and Data

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WASHINGTON, September 22 – BroadbandCensus.com unveiled a new web site — BroadbandCensus.com/conference — for the “Broadband Census for America” Conference on Friday, September 26, 2008.

Additionally, as part of its participation in One Web Day, BroadbandCensus.com published a ready resource of state-by-state articles about broadband deployment and broadband data, in about one-third of the 50 United States.

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Agenda for Broadband Census for America Conference on September 26, 2008

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WASHINGTON, September 8, 2008 – Many of the nation’s foremost broadband policy-makers and experts will analyze and discuss best practices for improving the collection and sharing of public data about high-speed internet access at the Broadband Census for America Conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday, September 26, 2008.

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Announcing a Half-Day Conference About Universal Broadband Data on September 26, 2008

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Save the Date Announcement WASHINGTON, August 7, 2008 – BroadbandCensus.com, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Texas at Austin’s Robert S. Strauss Center, and the Virginia Tech eCorridors Program invite government officials, academic researchers and other key stakeholders to a half-day conference on collecting and sharing public data about high-speed internet access.

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BroadbandCensus.com’s Experience Using the Network Diagnostic Tool as a Beta Speed Test

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LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, July 21 – The higher-education networking consortium Internet2 released a case study about BroadbandCensus.com and its use of the Network Diagnostic Tool (NDT) speed test. This “case study” was distributed at the Joint Techs Workshops: an international conference of networking engineers, taking place here from July 19-24.

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