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.
Why the FCC should look at Robust Broadband Competition as the Final Answer
Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan
November 24th, 2009
It goes without saying that the FCC has a daunting task of rule making when it comes to filling the needs of Broadband Access for Americans in 2010. Therefore it comes to mind, when the Federal Agency is through taking comments on Net Neutrality, The Universal Service Fund, Broadband Adoption, Broadband Access, and Spectrum Allocation, […]
Launch of National Broadband Research Center Puts Focus on Adoption, Not Access
November 23rd, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 23, 2009 – Declaring that its prior mission had been accomplished, on Thursday the Alliance for Public Technology rebranded itself as the National Broadband Research Center, a new organization charged with carrying the banner for broadband adoption.
When the Alliance for Public Technology was founded twenty years ago, its members saw themselves as leaders in the call for equal access to technology. Now, “the goal of universal access is not really new,” said Kenneth Peres, president of the board of directors, and an economist for the Communications Workers of America.
Broadband Access Not Enough to Stimulate Adoption, Non-Profit Representatives and Consulting Firm Agree
June 17th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2009 – The effort to increase broadband adoption has mainly focused on increasing broadband access and availability to drive demand, this may not be enough to increase broadband adoption.
Broadband Adoption and Not Availability is Key Challenge, Says One Economy
July 31st, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 31 – Although broadband is largely available in low-income communities in the United States, many of the poor do not see a reason to subscribe, the vice president of the non-profit One Economy Corporation said Wednesday.