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Broadband Breakfast Club Considers Broadband Stimulus Efforts and Begins Evaluating its Impact

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband TV, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service October 22nd, 2010

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2010 – Now that all of the broadband stimulus funding has been distributed, its effectiveness can now be evaluated. That was the message at the Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday, October 19. Video of the event was released on Friday. While the long term value of the stimulus is still unknown, panelists were able to gauge the way in which the funds were distributed.

What Worked in Broadband Stimulus, and Why Washington Should Pay Attention (Updated!)

Broadband Calendar, Broadband Stimulus, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service October 18th, 2010

When Washington thinks about the “broadband stimulus,” what should it remember? The federal government spent nearly $7 billion on new, broadband-related activities, that in many respects were completely unlike traditional federal telecommunications spending on telephone service.

Tomorrow’s Broadband Breakfast Club, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 19, at Clyde’s of Gallery Place in Washington, will be one of the first post-stimulus forums to convene the major players and consider these “big-picture” questions. Registration for the event is available at http://broadbandbreakfast.eventbrite.com, and (for those outside of Washington) a free video of the event will be made available here later in the week.

Broadband Breakfast Club Convenes Forum to Discuss and Evaluate Broadband Stimulus

Broadband Calendar, Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service October 14th, 2010

WASHINGTON, October 14, 2010 – The internet and intellectual property news service BroadbandBreakfast.com announces the second event in its Fall 2010 – 2011 Broadband Breakfast Club series, “Evaluating the Broadband Stimulus.”

U.S. Broadband Coalition Working Group Urges Federal Involvement to Stimulate Adoption

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, NTIA November 16th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 16, 2009 – A working group of the non-profit U.S. Broadband Coalition on Friday released a report in which the group called for the federal government to “play an active role in stimulating adoption and use of advanced broadband connections.”

The group, one of six committees of the U.S. Broadband Coalition – which had gathered more than 160 organizations to push for a national broadband strategy – presented its finding at the Federal Communications Commission, after introductory remarks by Blair Levin, director of the FCC’s national broadband plan.

'Beer and Broadband Mapping' at the Top Telecommunications Policy Conference

Broadband Data September 28th, 2009

ARLINGTON, Va., September 28, 2009 – “Beer and Broadband Mapping” was the informal name appended to a spirited and lively discussion that capped the first day of the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference here at George Mason School of Law on Friday, September 25.

U.S. Broadband Coalition Releases Report on Broadband Strategy, Bringing 160 Organizations Together

Broadband Data, FCC, National Broadband Plan September 24th, 2009

WASHINGTON, September 24, 2009 – A national broadband strategy must take steps to stimulate adoption and use of technology at a variety of levels, said a report by the U.S. Broadband Coalition, which presented the report at the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday.

NTIA Commenters Say Broadband Projects Should Meet Multiple Needs

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, NTIA Comments April 4th, 2009

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2009 – Among the commentators weighing in on the Commerce Department’s broadband technologies grants on April 1, several suggested that programs should be able to meet multiple needs as part of the $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus funds being offered.

BroadbandCensus.com to Co-Chair 'Metrics' Working Group of National Broadband Strategy Group

Press Releases January 10th, 2009

WASHINGTON, January 10, 2009 – The National Broadband Strategy “Call to Action” on Friday announced the co-chairs of six working groups that are seeking to craft national policies to help promote universal broadband throughout the United States.

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