National Telecommunications Cooperative Association Survey Shows Fiber Reaching Rural Areas
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact
November 21st, 2009
According to a survey of rural carriers conducted by the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, these rural providers are deploying fiber considerably faster than one would expect. Consumers are seeing an increase in broadband speeds due to the increase of fiber availability that was given to the communities, said NTCA.
Consumer Groups Criticize Broadband Providers for Advertising Practices, Including Use of Maximum Speeds
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact
October 15th, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 15, 2009 – Six public interest organizations, including Consumers Union, on Wednesday filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission urging the agency to protect consumers from misleading and confusing advertising and billing practices by phone, cable and wireless providers.
Key Points From FCC's Broadband Taskforce Status Report on Speeds
Broadband Data, Broadband Updates
October 5th, 2009
Last week the Federal Communication Commission’s Broadband Taskforce delivered a status report on the national broadband plan. Below are edited excerpts of the key points points they made.
10 Mbps Broadband Necessary for State Economic Development, Says NARUC Official
FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan
September 8th, 2009
WASHINGTON, September 1, 2009 – State and local governments said during a Federal Communications Commission workshop on Tuesday that extending broadband is important for economic development purposes.
Telecom Experts Offer Last-Minute Advice to Broadband Stimulus Applicants
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
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.
White House Aide Says Broadband Is and Remains Obama Priority
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact
May 14th, 2009
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2009 – One of President Obama’s top technology and economic policy officials said Thursday that broadband infrastructure is and must remain a key priority of the Obama administration.
Stimulus Compromise Awards $7.2 Billion for Broadband, Splits Funding Between Agencies
February 13th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 13, 2009 – Advocates for federal promotion of broadband access breathed easier after a congressional conference committee reported a final version of the economic stimulus bill with $7.2 billion for broadband – more than either chamber had allocated individually.
Gates Foundation Grants $7 Million to Connected Nation and American Library Association
Broadband Data, States
December 19th, 2008
WASHINGTON, December 19 – Connected Nation and the American Library Association will receive a $7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in a broadband initiative designed to improve internet connections in public libraries, the foundation said Thursday.
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.
House Defers to Senate Broadband Data Bill; Final Bill Deletes Funding and National Map
October 7th, 2008
WASHINGTON, October 7 – Congress last week passed legislation, the “Broadband Data Improvement Act,” that seeks better information about high-speed internet connections but cuts all authorization of funds – an amount that had totaled $40 million for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2012 in the Senate Commerce Committee version of the legislation.