Connecting America, Chapter 4: ‘Broadband Competition and Innovation Policy’
Copyright, FCC, Official Broadband Plan Document, Privacy, Transparency, Universal Service, Wireless
April 2nd, 2010
Twenty-five years ago, the World Wide Web did not exist. Very few Americans had even seen a mobile phone, and broadband networks were available only to a few businesses and research institutions.
Today, innovations such as broadband and others like it drive the creation of a wide variety of products and services. The competitive forces that sparked these breakthroughs need to be nurtured so that the United States can continue to reap the benefits of its unrivaled culture of innovation.
FCC Wrestles With Depth, Breadth of Net Neutrality Comments
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality, Net Neutrality Comments
February 8th, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 8, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission has received thousands of comments both lauding and criticizing its proposed plan to address the controversial issue of network neutrality.
Report Calls State Of Broadband Access For Native Americans ‘Deplorable’
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact
November 19th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 19, 2009 – The Native American population is one of the most disconnected groups in the country, according to a study released Thursday on broadband penetration.
The Native Public Media and the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative suggest that the Federal Communications Commission create a Tribal Broadband Plan within the national broadband plan that it is currently drafting.
Broadband Data Collection Must Be Thorough and Transparent, Say Experts
May 10th, 2009
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2009 – Broadband data collection needs to be more thorough and more transparent than currently existing models, a range of academic experts, builders of telecommunications infrastructure, and a key senator said last week.
President-Elect Obama Urges 'Expanding Broadband' and Stimulus Proposals Proliferate
January 8th, 2009
WASHINGTON, January 8, 2009 – President-elect Barack Obama said Thursday that “expanding broadband lines across America” was a key component of the economic plan that he is putting together and for which he is seeking Congressional passage.
What Drives Broadband Adoption? An Aspen Institute Working Paper
December 5th, 2008
WASHINGTON, December 5 – This report, authored by BroadbandCensus.com Editor Drew Clark for the Aspen Institute’s Communications and Society Program in August 2007, asks and attempts to answer a series of questions about broadband adoption.
BroadbandCensus.com Applies for Knight News Challenge Grant to Enhance Data, Build Out Wiki and Offer Video
November 1st, 2008
WASHINGTON, November 1 – BroadbandCensus.com applied on Saturday for a News Challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The application, which can be viewed online at the newschallenge.org web site, lays out a plan of action for the future work of this web site.