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FCC, Fiber, Weekly Report October 2nd, 2014

October 2, 2014 – On Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler addressed the importance of local choice and competition regarding broadband access during remarks at the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Annual Conference in Minnesota. Wheeler did not make specific comments about recent petitions from two communities–Wilson, North Carolina, and Chattanooga, Tennessee– […] Weekly Report September 21st and 29th 2009

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WASHINGTON, September 29, 2009 – An outpouring of news: FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced network neutrality rules, President Obama touted an innovation agenda, FCC Commissioners Clyburn and Copps addressed universal broadband, the U.S. Broadband Coalition unveiled its final report, and the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference hosted seven top administration officials and more. Weekly Report September 14th 2009

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WASHINGTON, September 14, 2009 – Observers and commentators dug through an online database of 2,200 applications for broadband stimulus grants. Also, re-launches the Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday at 8 a.m., and hosts a FREE press conference to discuss its public and transparent broadband map, the same day, at 2 p.m. ET. Weekly Report September 8th 2009

FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan, Premium Content, Weekly Report September 9th, 2009

WASHINGTON, September 8, 2009 – Broadband policy didn’t take a breather in August: besides the raft of broadband stimulus application and a new wireless investigation at the Federal Communications Commission, the FCC has been clocking the hours on its series of broadband workshops. The agency has held 21 of 27 such fact-finding panels. Weekly Report August 24th & 31st 2009

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WASHINGTON, August 31, 2009 – Now comes the tough part. Nearly 2,200 applications poured into the NTIA and the RUS, the agencies said last week. They sought $27.6 billion in funding – seven times more than is available this round. Applicant names are expected to be released this week. Weekly Report August 17th 2009

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WASHINGTON, August 17, 2009 – What’s that big sound? The applause from applicants eyeing the billions in broadband money in response to the multi-day deadline extension. Meanwhile, public interest groups rallied their troops to ask the FCC for better mapping data practices and to urge the agency for broader representation at their workshops. Weekly Report August 10th 2009

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WASHINGTON, August 10, 2009 – All eyes are on the looming deadline this week for broadband application grants, but some are pushing for more time. They say the process is too overwhelming. Meanwhile, the FCC kicked off its workshops and more as it feverishly gathers data for its national broadband plan. Weekly Report August 3rd 2009

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WASHINGTON, August 3, 2009 – At the Commerce Department and the Federal Communications Commission, one key question pertaining to the broadband stimulus is still being deliberated: whether state entities, and the public at large, will get access to “disaggregated” Form 477 data collected by the FCC over the past nine years. Weekly Report July 27th 2009

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WASHINGTON, July 27, 2009 – Crunch time has begun for broadband stimulus applications. NTIA and RUS concluded their workshops, including a Friday afternoon webinar on broadband data and mapping, and now must post frequently-asked questions on their portal. The FCC’s national broadband plan is also coming into sharper focus. Weekly Report July 20th 2009

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WASHINGTON, July 20, 2009 – Officials at the federal agencies focusing on broadband have begun to address layered and complicated questions pertaining to the $7.2 billion in funds for high-speed internet. Critics are also raising their voices. This week, NTIA and RUS explain themselves at three more workshops, and at NARUC in Seattle.

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