ITIF Panel Debates Government Intervention in Broadband Networks
June 2nd, 2011
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 – The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation assembled a panel Wednesday to debate the merits and minuses of government support of broadband networks.
The Oxford-style debate, “Governments Should Neither Subsidize nor Operate Broadband Networks to Compete with Commercial Ones,” included four panelists. Rob Atkinson, President of ITIF and Jeff Eisenach, Managing Director and Principal of Navigant Economics argued against government intervention; Jim Baller, President of Baller Herbst Law Group, and Chris Mitchell, Director of Telecommunications at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance argued in favor.
Officials: Snow Will Not Delay Broadband Stimulus Awards, or Round 2 Applications
February 13th, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 13, 2010 – The snowstorm that shut much of Washington down this past week will not change the due date for Round 2 broadband stimulus applications, nor will it delay the naming of Round 1 winners, federal officials said Friday.
Speaking at a “Broadband Stimulus Town Hall Workshop Webcast,” National Telecommunications and Information Administration Senior Advisor Angela Simpson assured the panelists that the Commerce Department does not believe that the March 15 due date for Round 2 stimulus applications is in jeopardy.
Rural Utilities Service Deputy Administrator Jessica Zufolo said that the agency has dedicated $300 million in Round 1 awards, and is on target for its end-of-February deadline for making awards public.
Number 2 NTIA Official: Changes Coming to Broadband Stimulus Program
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September 30th, 2009
NEW ORLEANS, September 30, 2009 – The chief of staff at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration said Wednesday that there will be changes in the rules governing the broadband stimulus program, and that the government would begin seeking comments on changes in mid-October.
U.S. Broadband Coalition to Release Report on National Broadband Strategy at Federal Communications Commission on Thursday
September 23rd, 2009
WASHINGTON, September 23, 2009 – The U.S. Broadband Coalition, an unprecedented coalition of more than 160 organizations pressing for a comprehensive national broadband strategy, announced the release of its report at the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday, September 24, 2009.
Telecom Experts Offer Last-Minute Advice to Broadband Stimulus Applicants
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August 12th, 2009
WASHINGTON, August 12, 2009 – With just two days away from the deadline to apply for federal funds to cultivate broadband projects across the nation, telecommunications experts offered their advice on the future of the grants process.
President-Elect Obama Urges 'Expanding Broadband' and Stimulus Proposals Proliferate
January 8th, 2009
WASHINGTON, January 8, 2009 – President-elect Barack Obama said Thursday that “expanding broadband lines across America” was a key component of the economic plan that he is putting together and for which he is seeking Congressional passage.
Why BroadbandCensus.com Supports the National Broadband Strategy Statement
December 5th, 2008
WASHINGTON, December 5 – BroadbandCensus.com was founded January 2008 after the experience of trying to use the Freedom of Information Act to obtain some very basic broadband information: the names of the carriers operating in each ZIP code.
National Broadband Strategy Week Begins Today, 10 a.m., in Dirksen Senate Building
December 2nd, 2008
WASHINGTON, December 2 – A total of 55 companies and non-profit organizations, including major corporate entities such as AT&T, Cisco Systems, Google, Intel and Verizon Communications, have signed on to a “call to action for a national broadband strategy.”
First in Broadband Mapping, North Carolina's e-NC Now Wants Faster Speeds
August 22nd, 2008
August 22 – In taking an inventory of North Carolina’s broadband assets, and in its push to stimulate high-speed internet investment and adoption, the e-NC Authority is arguably the most advanced effort of its kind in the nation. Long before the current wave of interest in broadband data, North Carolina state officials were at the forefront of broadband mapping and data.
Federal Communications Commission Data on Broadband in North Carolina
August 22nd, 2008
August 22 – Unexplained discrepancies in the Federal Communications Commission’s data on broadband availability about North Carolina mar their reliability, according to a June 2008 report commissioned by the e-NC Authority.