Broadband Roundup: FCC to Police Dispute Between Netflix and Verizon, Michael Powell Defends FCC Chief
Broadband Roundup, Net Neutrality
June 16th, 2014
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 – In the midst of Netflix’s quarrels with Verizon Communications, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a statement Friday that the commission will investigate slowdowns in traffic to ascertain whether there’s harm to consumers. “To be clear, what we are doing right now is collecting information, not regulating. We […]
Rural Utilities Service Unveils $310 Million in Stimulus Funds for 14 Projects
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, States
January 26th, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 26, 2010 – The Agriculture Department’s Rural Utilities Service is doling out $310 million in broadband stimulus funds, department Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday.
The monies will be spread throughout 14 projects seeking to bring speedy Internet connections to rural communities in the United States in an effort to lift and grow their economies.
“The awards for these broadband projects will support anchor institutions – such as libraries, public buildings and community centers – that are necessary for the viability of rural communities,” Vilsack said.
Seven More States Awarded Broadband Data and Mapping Grants By NTIA; Total is 15
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
November 9th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 9, 2009 – On Friday, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced seven new state recipients of the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program. These grants fund state efforts to map broadband availability and speeds. Each state was asked to pick a designated entity – either a state body or a non-profit organization – that would develop a plan for how broadband mapping would be conducted.
Alabama, Arizona and Missouri Governments Offer Picks for Broadband Dollars
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Premium Content
October 20th, 2009
October 16, 2009 – The states of Alabama, Arizona and Missouri released their lists of recommendations for broadband stimulus grants to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration on Friday, October 16, and they each took very different approaches to the selection process.
Should the Data in Broadband Maps Be Transparent and Public?
February 18th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 18, 2009 – Art Brodsky, communications director at Public Knowledge, has just posted a second piece about Connected Nation. For more than a year, BroadbandCensus.com has been presenting an alternative to the proprietary-information model of Connected Nation.
Europe and Asia are 'Cleaning Our Clock' on Broadband, Says Report Author
July 11th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 10 – The lack of a cohesive national broadband policy in the United States is hampering the nation’s ability to deploy high-speed broadband, attorney James Baller said Thursday at the Alliance for Community Media conference here.