In Lead-up to July’s FCC Meeting, Agency Laid Groundwork for Supportive Vote on E-Rate Changes
FCC, Universal Service
July 15th, 2014
WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 – In a phone conference on July 1, in the lead-up to last week’s open meeting of the Federal Communications Commission, agency officials discussed Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to modify the E-rate program. The agency seeks to spend more funds on Wi-Fi gap connectivity within schools around the country and maximize the […]
FCC Commissioner Clyburn Encourages Broadband Adoption to American Library Association
Broadband Stimulus, FCC
June 29th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2010- In a speech to the American Library Association, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn reviewed the top recommendations to expand broadband service and adoption found in the National Broadband Plan.
Library Association Wants Increase In Computer Center Funding
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
December 29th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 29, 2009 – The American Library Association, along with other supporters of broadband build-out, has asked the government agency charged with distributing broadband stimulus funds to allocate more money for public computer centers.
Congresswoman Diane Watson to Speak at Broadband Breakfast Club on Dec. 8
Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact
December 7th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 7, 2009 – Congresswoman Diane E. Watson has confirmed that she will appear at the Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday, December 8, on the subject of “Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan: Bridging the Digital Divide.”
Rep. Watson, D-Calif., will offer introductory remarks on an exciting program set to explore one of the most crucial issues of broadband policy: how to ensure universal internet access to all citizens.
ALA Says Public Libraries Are One Key Solution to Broadband Adoption
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan
December 3rd, 2009
The American Library Association on Wednesday submitted comments (PDF) to the Federal Communications Commission addressing broadband adoption. The ALA filed the comments in response to the FCC’s call for input about adoption as it relates to the National Broadband Plan.
Top FCC Official on Broadband Adoption is New Addition to December 8 Broadband Breakfast Club
Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, National Broadband Plan
December 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 2, 2009 – The director of the Federal Communication Commission’s task force dealing with broadband adoption and usage will give the keynote remarks at the Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Registration for the program, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., is available here.
Brian David, who is the Adoption and Usage Director for the FCC’s Omnibus Broadband Initiative, will offer remarks kicking off December’s discussion, which is “Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan: Bridging the Digital Divide.”
With so much activity happening in the past 24 hours on the broadband adoption front – the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s new grant to the American Library Association, and the NCTA’s “Adoption Plus” program – there’s never been a better time to discuss the subject.
Gates Foundation Looks To Expand Upon Prior Grant to Libraries Offering Broadband
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus
December 1st, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 1, 2009 – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said Tuesday it will provide close to $3.4 million in grants to improve Internet connections for libraries in five states. The foundation is also partnering with 14 other states to assist efforts by libraries to secure some of the $7.2 billion in federal stimulus funds allotted by Congress in January to expand broadband deployment and adoption.
Industry, State, Nonprofit Groups Urge Changes to Broadband Stimulus Programs
November 30th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 30, 2009 – A number of groups took the opportunity Monday to weigh in on the government’s efforts to distribute the $7.2 billion allotted by Congress in January to expand broadband deployment and adoption.
“Many of our nation’s most experienced broadband providers were forced to sit on the sidelines during the first round of funding,” said U.S. Telecom Association President Walter McCormick Jr., in a Monday statement.
Knight Commission Report on Democracy in the Digital Age Focused on Broadband
October 5th, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 5, 2009 – These are the most important things relating to broadband: availability, skills needed to use broadband, and universal service. A three-panel discussion held by the Knight Commission, which on Friday released a report, “Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age.”
American Library Association to Hold BTOP Webinar, Releases 'Nuts and Bolts' Guide
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA
August 5th, 2009
WASHINGTON, August 5, 2009 – The American Libraries Association will hold its third and final webinar on Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET, before the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) first-round applications are due on Friday, August 14th. This webinar will focus on the “nuts and bolts” of the application process for libraries.