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Wheeler Addresses Both Wired and Wireless Infrastructure to Enhance Broadband Buildout and FirstNet

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–… Keep Reading

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BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report September 21st and 29th 2009

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. Keep Reading

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BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report September 14th 2009

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2009 - Observers and commentators dug through an online database of 2,200 applications for broadband stimulus grants. Also, BroadbandCensus.com 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. Keep Reading

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BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report August 17th 2009

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. Keep Reading

BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report July 27th 2009

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 broadbandusa.gov portal. The FCC’s national broadband plan is also coming into sharper focus. Keep Reading

BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report July 20th 2009

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. Keep Reading

BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report July 6th 2009

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2009 - Vice President Joe Biden showcased the importance of broadband in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday as the Commerce Department, Agriculture Department and the FCC officially unveiled the eagerly-awaited broadband stimulus regulations. The rules, in two “Notices of Funds Availability,” prescribe the procedures for more than $7.2 billion. Keep Reading

BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report June 29nd 2009

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2009 - This is the week many following broadband stimulus activities have been waiting for: rules from the NTIA are expected on Tuesday, plus Vice President Biden is set to tout broadband in Pennsylvania on Wednesday. At the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski presides over his first meeting on Thursday. Keep Reading

BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report May 18th 2009

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2009 - Broadband policy is becoming central to a host of debates concurrently occurring: it’s about national infrastructure, the use of wireless frequencies, digital and social inclusion and connectedness, and even the future of journalism. These threads came together in conferences in Washington and in Silicon Valley. Keep Reading

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