FCC Officials Outline Plans for $100 Million in Funding for Rural Broadband Experiments
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Universal Service
July 29th, 2014
WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 – In a webinar on Thursday, July 17, the Fiber to the Home Council hosted a webinar with Federal Communications Commission officials on a $100 million fund for expanding broadband capabilities to rural communities. FCC officials encouraged companies to apply for the funds, but also cautioning them of the heavy commitment. […]
Universal Service Reform Gets Bipartisan and Industry Support
Broadband's Impact, Universal Service
September 16th, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 16, 2010 – The Universal Service Fund is clearly in need of reform but rather than fully overhaul the program, Reps. Rick Boucher, D-Va., and Lee Terry, R-Neb., have introduced a bill targeting the high cost fund, the method of fund collection and the inclusion of funds for the support of broadband.
FCC Advisor Advocates Universal Service Fund Reform
Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service
February 2nd, 2010
TAMPA, Fla., February 1, 2010 – Broadband is as important today as television and radio were in the last century, a senior policy advisor for the Federal Communications Commission said at an association annual meeting this week.
Broadband People Column: New Faces on FCC’s National Broadband Team
National Broadband Plan, Premium Content
November 13th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 13, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission this week named David Isenberg and Mohit Kaushaul as the latest members of its broadband team. The group is being led by Blair Levin, a former telecom analyst, who has been charged with crafting the FCC’s national broadband plan.
“The plan is due for delivery to Congress on February 17, 2010. Everybody working on the plan takes this date very seriously. The work will continue after this; how long I stay at the FCC after February 17 is anybody’s guess at this point,” wrote Isenberg in a blog entry.