Posts Tagged ‘BTOP’

On Friday, Leverett Toasts the First of the ‘Last Mile’ Fiber Optic Networks in Western Massachusetts

Broadband's Impact October 2nd, 2015

LEVERETT, Massachusetts, October 1, 2015 – The first segment of the “last mile” fiber optic network in Western Massachusetts will launch on Friday afternoon with a community event here featuring the president of the state senate, leading state broadband advocates, and an official from the U.S. Commerce Department.

Dubbed LeverettNet, the municipal network is the first last mile project built off of the MassBroadband 123 fiber-optic middle mile network.

MassBroadband 123 was funded by the Commerce Department’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program of the 2009 federal stimulus legislation. The middle-mile network brought fiber-optic connectivity to Leverett in early 2014.

Dozens of other towns in region are planning to build additional fiber to the home last mile networks in their communities.

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U.S. Commerce Department Promotes Community Networks in Minneapolis Broadband Workshop

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Gigabit Networks, NTIA September 5th, 2014

September 5, 2014 – The agency responsible for articulating President Obama’s communications policy is taking its campaign to promote community broadband initiatives on the road, and on Thursday in Minneapolis hosted its second workshop on the topic. The event, “Building a Community Broadband Roadmap,” featured remarks by Glenn Reynolds, chief of staff at the U.S. […]

Internet Researcher John Horrigan on How Digital Illiteracy is Eclipsing Digital Divide

Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, Education, NTIA July 29th, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 – The internet equity facing the nation isn’t the digital divide, but is digital readiness, according to a panel last month by internet researcher John Horrigon at an event of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation. According to Horrigan, digital literacy is rapidly overshadowing non-adoption.A half-decade ago in 2009, 83 million […]

NTIA’s Larry Strickling Recounts Broadband Stimulus Gains, Seeks to Continue Efforts Without Federal Funds

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA May 30th, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 – The president’s chief adviser on telecommunications, the head of the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, on Thursday heralded the first of a series of workshops designed to find ways to “build on the momentum of our successful broadband grant program” without access to federal funds. In a blog […]

Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition to Meet in Washington This Week

Education, Events, FCC, Health, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Universal Service May 6th, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 – Efforts to construct Gigabit Networks will be featured prominently at the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition meeting this week in Washington, the fourth annual event for this community of broadband users. The even will run from Wednesday, May 7 through Friday, May 9. Registration and the agenda for the event […]

Broadband Breakfast Club Webinar on Effectiveness of Broadband Stimulus Program

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband TV, FCC, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service December 17th, 2013

December 17, 2013 – The Broadband Breakfast Club released the video of its webinar earlier today, on “Evaluating the Broadband Stimulus Program: Were Funds Well Spent?”

 

Broadband Breakfast Club Webinar on Tuesday, December 17, at 11 a.m. ET: ‘Evaluating the Broadband Stimulus Program: Were Funds Well Spent?’

Broadband's Impact, Events, FCC, NTIA December 11th, 2013

WASHINGTON, December 11, 2013 – The Broadband Breakfast Club announced that it will host a free, online webinar on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT, on “Evaluating the Broadband Stimulus Program: Were Broadband Technology Opportunities Program Funds Well-Spent?”

In a session moderated by Drew Clark, Chairman and Publisher of BroadbandBreakfast.com, Gregory Rosston, Scott Wallsten and John Windhausen will debate the Technology Policy Study in the webinar on December 17. Register today!

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Expert Opinion: Technology Policy Institute Study Misunderstands Purpose of Broadband Program

Education, Expert Opinion, Health, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service November 18th, 2013

Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition Finds Fault  with Study Critiquing Broadband Technology Opportunities Program WASHINGTON, November 18, 2013 – The Technology Policy Institute issued a report on Thursday criticizing the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).  Unfortunately, the report reflects a misunderstanding of the purpose of that program. The Technology Policy Institute study of BTOP mischaracterizes […]

Commerce Department Updates Its Map of Projects Funded by Broadband Stimulus Measure

Agencies, Broadband Data, Broadband Mapping, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA July 2nd, 2013

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2013 – In a blog post on June 18, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration highlighted its interactive map of broadband projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The map displays projects by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program and State Broadband Initiative, which are funded by $4 billion investment from […]

Americans With Access to Broadband Jumped Over Past Two Years, Says Commerce Department’s NTIA

Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service May 20th, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 – The percentage of Americans with access to broadband speeds of at least 3 Megabits per second (Mbps) download and 768 Kilobits per second (Kbps) upload grew from 95 percent in 2010 to 98 percent in 2012, according to a report issued by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The blog […]

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