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First in Broadband Mapping, North Carolina's e-NC Now Wants Faster Speeds

August 22 – In taking an inventory of North Carolina’s broadband assets, and in its push to stimulate high-speed internet investment and adoption, the e-NC Authority is arguably the most advanced effort of its kind in the nation. Long before the current wave of interest in broadband data, North Carolina state officials were at the forefront of broadband mapping and data. Keep Reading

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Aspen Dispatch: Over There, Telecom Markets and Policy Abroad

ASPEN, COLORADO, August 19 - Five nations, three continents, and a host of perspectives on telecom policy converged for the final panel of the 2008 Aspen Summit. Convening for a final engagement on the state of communication technologies markets and policies, lead by US Ambassador David Gross, some of the most prominent communications policy makers from Mexico, Spain, Germany and Japan discussed the way forward for governments seeking to unlock innovation around the world. Keep Reading

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Aspen Dispatch: Next Generation Policy Outlook

ASPEN, COLORADO, August 19 - Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell and a panel of experts from the communications technologies industry addressed crucial issues arising for operators and users of next generation networks today at the Aspen Summit, hosted by the Progress and Freedom Foundation. Keep Reading

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Aspen Dispatch: Inter-Platform Keynotes

ASPEN, COLORADO, August 19 - It's not always cable vs telco at the Aspen Summit, but the two morning keynotes today featured leaders from Cox Communications and Verizon Communications. Both Patrick Esser and Richard Lynch spoke to the theme of the conference, unlocking innovation, and made the case for why each of their companies holds the key. Keep Reading

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Aspen Dispatch: As Advertised?

ASPEN, COLORADO, August 18 - At the 2008 Aspen Summit of the Progress and Freedom Foundation, day one's afternoon panel discussed the privacy and competition concerns that are developing as the online advertising market expands and evolves. Keep Reading

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Aspen Dispatch: Who Wants to Police the Internet?

ASPEN, COLORADO, August 18 - The Monday morning panel at the 2008 Aspen Summit examined the fundamental protections provided to third party internet providers and users and considered recent legal developments that might increase legal exposure to internet service providers and blog administrators. Keep Reading

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How To Unlock Innovation: The Aspen Summit 2008

ASPEN, COLORADO, August 17 - The Progress and Freedom Foundation's 2008 Aspen Summit, Unlocking Innovation, began today with the opening keynote address by John Horrigan of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, who focused his comments on the contribution users can make to technological innovation. Keep Reading

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A First Look at the Democratic Party Platform

WASHINGTON, August 15 - The principle author of the Democratic Party Platform, Karen Kornbluh, and Barack Obama's senior foreign policy adviser, Susan Rice, were on-hand today at the New America Foundation's DC office to discuss the official "Party Platform" policy document released today. Keep Reading

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