BroadbandCensus.com 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. BroadbandCensus.com 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
March 23rd, 2009
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2009 – According to a research report released Monday by BroadbandCensus.com, 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 BroadbandCensus.com
February 10th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 9, 2009 – In a guest op-ed in Ars Technica, the founder and executive director of BroadbandCensus.com 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.
BroadbandCensus.com Presentation at Federal Communication Commission Broadband Summit
November 6th, 2008
SAN JOSE, November 6 – Below is the Power Point Presentation made by Drew Clark, Executive Director, BroadbandCensus.com, at the Federal Communications Commission-National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioner’s Joint Summit: Connecting America.