Posts Tagged ‘August’

Study: Broadband Gives Rural Regions Economic Boost

Broadband's Impact, Premium Content August 31st, 2009

WASHINGTON, August 31, 2009 – The role of rural communities continues to play a major part in the debate over the state of the nation’s broad¬band with a new study finding that high-speed Internet access helps grow their economic base.

FCC Tweets, Free Press Class Big Firms Twits

Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Premium Content August 31st, 2009

WASHINGTON, August 31, 2009 – The Federal Communica¬tions Commission is making good on its efforts to be transparent and timely – this time in 140 characters or less. The agency has joined the thousands of Twitterers by launching its tweets at http://www.twitter.com/fccdotgov. The FCC’s tweets include news about the agency and progress reports on the national broadband plan.

NTIA Sends Second BTOP Report to Congress

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Premium Content August 31st, 2009

WASHINGTON, August 31, 2009 – The National Telecommunications Information Administration gives a look back and a look ahead with a new report to Congress it released the week before last. The unit of the Commerce Department submitted its second annual report on its $4.7 billion Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.

Week Ahead: A New Sheriff in Town

FCC, National Broadband Plan, Premium Content, Wireless August 31st, 2009

WASHINGTON, August 31, 2009 – The broadband policy center of gravity is beginning to shift from northwest to the southwest – or at least from NW Washington, where the Commerce Department and its National Telecommunications and Information Administration is based, to SW Washington, at the Federal Communications Commission.

Week in Review: Application Roundup

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Premium Content, States August 31st, 2009

WASHINGTON, August 31, 2009 – Although the NTIA and RUS are expected to release the names of the applicants for broadband stimulus funding later this week, the names of many of the applicants are emerging through press releases and through reporting by a wide variety of organizations.

BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report August 24th & 31st 2009

Premium Content, Weekly Report August 31st, 2009

WASHINGTON, August 31, 2009 – Now comes the tough part. Nearly 2,200 applications poured into the NTIA and the RUS, the agencies said last week. They sought $27.6 billion in funding – seven times more than is available this round. Applicant names are expected to be released this week.

BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report August 17th 2009

Premium Content, Weekly Report August 17th, 2009

WASHINGTON, August 17, 2009 – What’s that big sound? The applause from applicants eyeing the billions in broadband money in response to the multi-day deadline extension. Meanwhile, public interest groups rallied their troops to ask the FCC for better mapping data practices and to urge the agency for broader representation at their workshops.

BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report August 10th 2009

Premium Content, Weekly Report August 10th, 2009

WASHINGTON, August 10, 2009 – All eyes are on the looming deadline this week for broadband application grants, but some are pushing for more time. They say the process is too overwhelming. Meanwhile, the FCC kicked off its workshops and more as it feverishly gathers data for its national broadband plan.

BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report August 3rd 2009

Premium Content, Weekly Report August 3rd, 2009

WASHINGTON, August 3, 2009 – At the Commerce Department and the Federal Communications Commission, one key question pertaining to the broadband stimulus is still being deliberated: whether state entities, and the public at large, will get access to “disaggregated” Form 477 data collected by the FCC over the past nine years.

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