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Q&A with Anthony Wilhelm of NTIA and Ken Kuchno of RUS

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2009 – Broadband experts all across the county have been dissecting the Notice of Funds Availability released earlier this month by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. As a special benefit to paid subscribers of its Weekly Report, BroadbandCensus.com here publishes an edited transcript of questions posed and answers given at the Broadband Stimulus Town Hall Webcast co-produced by TV Worldwide and BroadbandCensus.com, and which took place on July 9, 2009. 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

Week's Links: Julius Genachowski Takes Reins at FCC

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2009 – In a speech on Tuesday to staff at the Federal Communications Commission, new Chairman Julius Genachowski said that “if we…harness the power of communications to confront…challenges” such as the economy, education, health care, and energy, “we will…make a real positive difference in the lives of our children and future generations.” 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

All in the Family

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2009 - States and cities are continuing their extensive engagement in the question of broadband data and mapping. In fact, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute announced on Friday afternoon that it would issue its request for proposals on broadband developments on Monday – positioning their state to beat the federal government to punch. 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

Broadband Growth Not So Bad

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2009 – Last week the Pew Internet & American Life Project released its eagerly-awaited report about broadband penetration. To nearly everyone’s surprise, in light of the current recession, the percentage of homes with access to high-speed internet access continued to rise. Keep Reading

The Quiet of Summer

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2009 – As the promised June 30 deadline for the federal government’s broadband stimulus rules approaches, the three agencies responsible for aspects of broadband stimulus are directly engaged in detailed questions about how high-speed internet service is being defined. 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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