Posts Tagged ‘American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’

White House Announces September 21 Date for Release of Broadband Report

Broadband Stimulus, National Broadband Plan, Press Releases, Universal Service August 31st, 2015

Editor’s Note: The White House announced that it would be releasing a report from its Broadband Opportunity Council on Monday, September 21. Read more about the council. Coming Soon: Building on Our Progress of Broadband Investment and Competition August 20, 2015 at 5:57 PM ET by Jeffrey Zients Summary:  The White House has received input […]

New Zealand Broadband Plan Sheds Light on U.S. Plan

Australia, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, International, National Broadband Plan July 22nd, 2011

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2011 – Broadband experts examined whether New Zealand’s ‘Ultra-Fast Broadband Initiative’ contained lessons that could be applied to the U.S.’ own broadband situation Tuesday at a New America Foundation Panel (NAF).

Panelist Blair Levin, Communications and Society Fellow at the Aspen Institute and one of the primary authors of the National Broadband Plan, exhibited confidence in America’s broadband future.

Internet2 Upgrades Speed to 8.8 Terabits per second

Broadband Stimulus, Education, Fiber, Health, Public Safety, Tribal Broadband March 11th, 2011

WASHINGTON March 10, 2011 – Internet2, the nationwide ultra high-speed education network, announced that it will increase the network’s speed by a factor of nearly 900. The network’s existing speed is already approximately 1,000 times as fast as a the fastest widely-available high-speed residential connection.

Internet2 will increase its speed from 100 gigabits per second (100,000 megabits per second) to 8.8 terabits per second (88,000,000 Mbps).

NTIA Allocates $2.6B for Round Two, Receives $11B in Requests

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, NTIA, States April 8th, 2010

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2010 – The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced it has received 867 applications requesting $11 billion in funding for proposed broadband projects throughout the United States.

BroadbandCensus.com Offers Strategic Broadband Mapping Solution for State Designated Entities

Broadband Data, Expert Opinion December 14th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 14, 2009 – Broadband Census Data announced the availability of highly granular Census block mapping services to state recipients of broadband mapping grants. BroadbandCensus.com provides the information necessary for states to meet grant obligations under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

United States Broadband Data Lacks Consistency, Actual Speeds, Says GAO

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA October 11th, 2009

WASHINGTON, October 11, 2009 – Current measures of broadband comparisons between the United States and the rest of the world – and within the country – have limitations, according to a study by the Government Accountability Office released on Friday. These limitations including the “lack of comprehensive measures from the government to compare price, actual delivered speeds, and service reliability data from providers,” and information that was gathered through international broadband comparisons that are not comparable across countries.

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