Posts Tagged ‘american reinvestment and recovery act’

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Asks FCC to Change Policy on Broadband Internet Access

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality June 3rd, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2010 – Rep. Mike Doyle sent a letter to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission requesting changes in regulatory policy regarding broadband internet access and asking the FCC to review and possibly update the 1996 Telecommunications Act.

NTIA Offers Funds to State and Local Governments for Public Safety Projects

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, NTIA, Wireless May 21st, 2010

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2010 – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced that it would allow some state and local governments to apply for broadband stimulus funding to support public safety projects.

White House Urges Agencies to Intensify Oversight of Recovery Act Funds

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, States April 6th, 2010

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2010 – The White House has issued a presidential memorandum directing government agencies to intensify efforts to improve reporting compliance by recipients of funds they received thanks to the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. The act provided $7.2 billion to fund projects expanding broadband access and adoption.

Biden Announces Stimulus Targets for Year's End

Broadband Updates October 1st, 2009

Vice President Joe Biden announced Thursday new targets for projects funded under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Among the new targets were nine sets of specific objectives for Federal agencies for the final 90 days of 2009.

Broadband Stimulus Program Moving Fast but Looking Forward, says NTIA's Seifert

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA June 19th, 2009

ARLINGTON, Va., June 19, 2009 – The Broadband Technology Opportunities Program is a “jump start” for President Obama’s broadband vision for communities to use information technology to expand and enrich their infrastructure to help revive a slowing economy, said Mark Seifert, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Seifert delivered the morning keynote on the second day of Pike and Fischer’s Broadband Policy Summit.

Copps Committed to Broadband Strategy as Vehicle for American Recovery, FCC Reform

Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA June 18th, 2009

ARLINGTON, Va., June 18, 2009 – Acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps could not be more pleased with the Obama administration’s “real, honest to god commitment” to broadband deployment and with the potential for reshaping the FCC to be more consumer-centered, he said Thursday. Copps delivered the afternoon keynote speech at the Pike and Fischer Broadband Policy Summit.

Boucher 'Has Some Ideas' on Stimulus Definitions, Looks to Genachowski to Lead on National Plan

Broadband Stimulus, Net Neutrality, NTIA June 18th, 2009

ARLINGTON, Va., June 18, 2009 – House Energy and Commerce Communications Subcommittee Chairman Rick Boucher, D-Va., has no plans to influence the Federal Communications Commission’s development of a national broadband plan. But speaking Thursday morning at the Pike and Fischer Broadband Policy Summit here, he made clear his experience representing a rural district informs his ideas on how the FCC should assist the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and Rural Utilities Service in defining unserved and underserved markets.

DTV Transition Won't Upset NTIA, FCC Efforts on Broadband; Agencies Say They're Well Staffed on Both Fronts

Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA June 17th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2009 – Last Friday’s nationwide transition from analog to digital television doesn’t mean a quick refocusing of manpower to broadband stimulus efforts at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, agency officials said.

NTIA Grant Schedule Published with June 30 Due Date; Cash Will Flow in December

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA May 22nd, 2009

WASHINGTON, May 21, 2009 – The White House quietly announced the schedule for the broadband grants issued by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration under the economic stimulus package signed into law in February.

FCC Moving 'Full Speed Ahead' on Broadband Plan, Says Copps

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA May 20th, 2009

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2009 – Though confirmation proceedings for his successor remain postponed, Acting Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Copps (D) isn’t slowing down in the drive to achieving one of his long-standing goals: a national broadband strategy for the United States.

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