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Report Using Census Block Data Finds Broadband Adoption Rate of 72.9 Percent

Broadband Data, Expert Opinion December 7th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 7, 2009 – A new report using an innovative approach to broadband data finds that the percentage of households in the United States that have adopted high-speed internet services is 72.9 percent.

The report was generated by comparing the Census blocks in which broadband is available with the number of subscribers that carriers report to the Federal Communications Commission.

BroadbandCensus.com Sees Hope in NTIA’s Request for Form 477 Database

Broadband Data, Expert Opinion November 30th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 30, 2009 – The news that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration aims to seek access to the Form 477 database is positive news — providing that the public obtains access to the database, too.

Even before the founding of BroadbandCensus.com more than two years ago, the individuals associated with the data side of BroadbandCensus.com have been urging the public disclosure of basic broadband data. We call this the Broadband SPARC: for Speeds, Prices, Availability, Reliability and Competition.

NTIA Seeks Access to FCC’s Form 477 Database for Better Broadband Data

Broadband Data November 30th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 30, 2009 – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration last week asked the Federal Communications Commission to release a key database of information about broadband deployment assembled from providers of high-speed internet access.

In a public notice dated Wednesday, November 25, the FCC said it intended to release this database — the Form 477 database — to the NTIA unless it received opposition from the carriers who have provided the broadband data by December 7, 2009.

NTIA Releases Names of Stimulus Applicants; Says All 50 States Will Get Broadband Mapping Grants

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA September 11th, 2009

WASHINGTON, September 11, 2009 – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration late Wednesday released the names of all 2,200 applicants for broadband stimulus grants through an interactive and searchable database at the broadbandusa.gov web portal during the first round of the broadband stimulus applications.

Comments of BroadbandCensus.com in FCC Rulemaking on Broadband Data

Press Releases July 18th, 2008

Regulatory Filing WASHINGTON, July 18 – Because the importance of conducting a national Broadband Census that includes consumer-focused information about broadband competition, broadband speeds and broadband prices, BroadbandCensus.com this week urged the Federal Communications Commission to disclose broadband information with the public.

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