Internet Protocol Transition a Critical Step To Ensuring Public Safety, Say Senate Hearing Witnesses
Broadband Mapping, FCC, Fiber, Public Safety
June 11th, 2014
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 – Even the quickest and best-designed networks can succumb to Mother Nature when a hurricane or tornado strikes a community. And when thousands of people dial 911 at the same time, modern-day networks simply aren’t equipped to handle traffic of such tremendous scale. That was the message delivered at a Thursday […]
Discussion About Needs and Issues in FirstNet at Broadband Breakfast Club Virtual Event
Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, Congress, FCC, Public Safety, Wireless
October 15th, 2013
October 15, 2013 – The Broadband Breakfast Club posted the video of its virtual discussion, “How Will FirstNet Improve Public Safety Communications?” featuring William Vallee, State Broadband Policy Coordinator, Office of Consumer Counsel, State of Connecticut; Brett Kilbourn, Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs, Utilities Telecom Council; and Penny Rubow, Program Manager for the FirstNet program in the State of Arkansas.
PLEASE BEGIN WATCHING THE VIDEO AT THE 5:00 MINUTE MARK: technical difficulties led to preview content being recorded.
Internet Innovation Alliance Strikes Positive Note About Broadband and Apps Economy in 2013
Broadband's Impact, Congress, Education, FCC, Health
January 24th, 2013
WASHINGTON, January 24, 2013 – Broadband is about more than internet connection speeds, but now is everywhere, and affecting the way that consumers interacting with constantly-connected devices, according to a guide released by the Internet Innovation Alliance. The IIA guide highlights the usage of broadband connectivity in the advancement of distance learning in schools, as […]
NTIA Details Contacts With Legislators, States, Mapping Companies and Others
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
April 27th, 2009
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2009 – Officials at the agency responsible for crafting the federal government’s broadband stimulus policies held 36 meetings meeting over the past two months – 17 with federal legislators, 11 with private companies and non-profit groups, and eight with state and city officials.
Gates Foundation Grants $7 Million to Connected Nation and American Library Association
Broadband Data, States
December 19th, 2008
WASHINGTON, December 19 – Connected Nation and the American Library Association will receive a $7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in a broadband initiative designed to improve internet connections in public libraries, the foundation said Thursday.