Broadband News from Around the World: Microsoft for Africa & National Broadband Network in Australia
Africa, Australia, Broadband's Impact, Europe, International, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
February 23rd, 2013
WASHINGTON, February 18, 2012 – A recent wrap-up of global broadband news included the following items: Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative Microsoft recently launched the Microsoft4Afrika Initiative, in a push to promote economic and broadband development in Africa. The initiative hopes to promote inexpensive smartphone usage on the African continent, and teach digital literacy to citizens. This […]
Connecting America, Chapter 2: ‘Goals for a High-Performance America’
FCC, Official Broadband Plan Document, Smart Grid, Universal Service, Wireless
March 26th, 2010
THE MISSION OF THE PLAN is to create a high-performance America—a more productive, creative, efficient America in which affordable broadband is available everywhere and everyone has the means and skills to use valuable broadband applications.
The Journey of a Million Miles Begins With Basic Broadband Research
Broadband Data, Expert Opinion
February 3rd, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, Penn., February 3, 2010 – Investment in broadband infrastructure, most believe, is essential to our nation’s future economic health.
In an information economy, the race is to the swift: those who can quickly access more, better information will innovate, communicate, and transact at a far greater rate than those who cannot. That’s how the argument goes. As our nation prepares to invest billions in broadband infrastructure, it appears that “We the People” have accepted that argument.
One nagging question remains: is the argument valid?
Speakers Want Open Internet Access Around The World
November 22nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 22, 2009 – Speakers at a telecommunications law conference held last week touched on the importance of having unfiltered access to the Internet around the world.
“The freedom of speech implies a freedom of access,” said Jeremie Zimmermann, co-founder of La Quadrature Du Net. “This is a form of participating in politics and with other citizens,” he continued at the second annual University of Nebraska College of Law’s Space and Telecom Law Conference held in Washington on Thursday.