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NTIA, FCC Release National Broadband Map and Digital Nation Report

Broadband Data, Broadband Mapping, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Mobile Broadband, North America, NTIA, Wireless February 17th, 2011

WASHINGTON February 17, 2011- The National Telecommunications and Information Administration in conjunction with the Federal Communications Commission unveiled the National Broadband Map along with an update to the Digital Nation report this morning. The map is available at

The map is the result of over 2 years of work and $350 million government funding. All 50 states, the District of Columbia and 5 territories provided the NTIA with data. The map brings together 25 million pieces of data to provide consumers, policy makers and business with an accurate picture of broadband deployment and availability. Over 1600 unique internet service providers were identified.

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.

NTIA's Broadband Data Collection Efforts to Combine With Census Bureau Questions

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA October 31st, 2009

WASHINGTON, October 30, 2009 – At a Friday workshop that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration held on data collection and the broadband stimulus, NTIA announced that the agency will be collecting large amounts of data that they would like to make more broadly available. Researchers and other government agencies will also be using the data collected to create new programs and create predictive models, agency officials said.

TPRC Panelists Agree on Need for Better Broadband Data

Broadband Data September 26th, 2009

ARLINGTON, Va., September 25, 2009 – In a panel about the socio-economic impacts of broadband, panelists all agreed that the overwhelming limiting factor in proving the benefits to broadband was the lack of solid broadband data.

Definitions and Broadband Measures Must Evolve, Account for On-the-Ground Realities

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA March 20th, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 20, 2009 – Debate about the broadband divide in America resurfaced at a Thursday afternoon public roundtable about how the federal government should spend $7.2 billion in broadband.

Bridging the Digital Divide by Ensuring Broadband on Indian Tribal Lands

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA March 18th, 2009

March 18, 2009 – The digital divide between America’s well-to-do regions and its rural and tribal countryside were on display in the first panel of the federal government’s Tuesday public meeting, in Las Vegas, on spending the broadband stimulus.

Widespread Telecommuting Could Save Consumers $228 Billion, Businesses $260 Billion

Broadband's Impact March 13th, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2009 – Working from home could save United States consumers $228 billion, add $260 billion to companies’ bottom line, and save the government another $14 billion, according to a study by

Broadband Infrastructure Investments Need Transparency, Says

Expert Opinion February 10th, 2009

WASHINGTON, February 9, 2009 – In a guest op-ed in Ars Technica, the founder and executive director of cautions that the broadband infrastructure investments planned as part of the economic stimulus package need transparency if they’re to be effective.

House Defers to Senate Broadband Data Bill; Final Bill Deletes Funding and National Map

Broadband Data 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.

FCC Releases Broadband Data Order For Census-Tract Data

Broadband Data June 16th, 2008

June 15 – In an effort to increase the data that the Federal Communications Commission has available as it designs broadband policies, on Thursday the FCC ordered broadband providers to provide the agency with more detailed information.

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