Posts Tagged ‘Broadband Data Improvement Act’ Offers Strategic Broadband Mapping Solution for State Designated Entities

Broadband Data, Expert Opinion December 14th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 14, 2009 – Broadband Census Data announced the availability of highly granular Census block mapping services to state recipients of broadband mapping grants. provides the information necessary for states to meet grant obligations under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

United States Broadband Data Lacks Consistency, Actual Speeds, Says GAO

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA October 11th, 2009

WASHINGTON, October 11, 2009 – Current measures of broadband comparisons between the United States and the rest of the world – and within the country – have limitations, according to a study by the Government Accountability Office released on Friday. These limitations including the “lack of comprehensive measures from the government to compare price, actual delivered speeds, and service reliability data from providers,” and information that was gathered through international broadband comparisons that are not comparable across countries.

NARUC Wants FCC to Require That Carriers Also Provide Data to States

Broadband Data, States September 28th, 2009

WASHINGTON, September 28, 2009 – State utility commissioners want the Federal Communications Commission to put broadband carriers on notice that the agency’s own broadband data collection does not relieve operators of the obligation to comply with state requests.

Washington State Issues Broadband Mapping RFP

Broadband Data, States July 30th, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2009 – Broadband advisors to Washington state’s governor have issued a request for proposals on the state’s broadband mapping project.

The Week in Review: Let the Games Begin

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Premium Content July 6th, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2009 – The structure of the federal government broadband stimulus program finally began to take shape last week, as the NTIA and the RUS released regulations laying the framework for the way that many billions of dollars of funds will be spent.

Data Mapping Takes Center Stage in Broadband Policy

Broadband Data, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Premium Content June 1st, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2009 – Reading through the Federal Communications Commission’s 90-page report, “Bringing Broadband to Rural America,” it is clear that questions of broadband data loom large over the pending national broadband strategy.

The Proper Role for Broadband Mapping When Implementing Fiscal Stimulus

Expert Opinion March 23rd, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2009 – According to a research report released Monday by, the broadband mapping provisions associated with the fiscal stimulus act should be (1) Narrowly scoped; (2) Ideally suited to visually depict unserved areas; (3) Related directly and exclusively to expanding the scope the Broadband Data Improvement Act; (4) Potentially misleading and harmful if allowed to drive and dominate the broader need for good-quality broadband data.

Broadband Infrastructure Investments Need Transparency, Says

Expert Opinion February 10th, 2009

WASHINGTON, February 9, 2009 – In a guest op-ed in Ars Technica, the founder and executive director of cautions that the broadband infrastructure investments planned as part of the economic stimulus package need transparency if they’re to be effective.

Broadband Stimulus Package Should Include Funding for State Data, Says Massachusetts

Broadband Stimulus, States January 2nd, 2009

WASHINGTON, January 2, 2009 – Congress and the incoming administration of President Obama should include broadband-related investment in the pending legislation designed to promote economic stimulus, and the federal government needs to begin with better data about broadband availability, said Massachusetts government officials. Presentation at Federal Communication Commission Broadband Summit

Press Releases November 6th, 2008

SAN JOSE, November 6 – Below is the Power Point Presentation made by Drew Clark, Executive Director,, at the Federal Communications Commission-National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioner’s Joint Summit: Connecting America.

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