Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

Drew Clark to Lead Discussion at Broadband Communities Conference in Chicago on Role of Fiber Networks in Economic Growth

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Events, Fiber, The Innovation Economy October 28th, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013 – Drew Clark, Chairman and Publisher of, will lead a panel discussion at the Broadband Communities Conference next week on the role of fiber developments in fostering economic growth. The Economic Development Conference Series will be held in Tinley Park, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) from Tuesday, November 5, through […]

Gigabit Fever Spreads from the Heartland Across the Nation; Giving Gigabit Credit Where Credit is Due

Broadband's Impact, FCC, Fiber, National Broadband Plan, The Innovation Economy May 3rd, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2013 – It’s springtime across the country, the flowers are blooming, and Gigabit fever must be in the air. Within the past month, several major companies and communities have announced plans for Gigabit-level deployments within their communities. Several major conferences have featured the Gigabit theme, including the Schools, Health and Library Broadband […]

The Year in Broadband, 2012: BroadbandBreakfast’s Guide to the Top 10 Events

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service, Wireless December 18th, 2012

December 18, 2012 – The year 2012 has provided significant progress in broadband within the United States. Whether through policy developments, or through technologies advancing the rate of internet speeds, the business case for making use of those higher speeds is also progressing in a meaningful way. It’s almost as if the presidential and other […]

Smarter Cities Need Better Broadband to Realize Their Networking Potential

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Smart Grid September 19th, 2011

September 19, 2011 – America’s unique concept of federalism – joint sovereignty between the states and the federal government – sometimes obscures some on-the-ground realities when it comes to the all-important topic of economic growth and development. The simple fact is that cities serve as the engine of life, commerce, culture and sociality.

Tomorrow, at the Broadband Breakfast Club event on September 20, 2011, at 8 a.m., we’ll engage on this subject. The discussion will feature Gale Brewer, a New York City Councilmember who has been one of the country’s leading advocates of better broadband. Gail has represented the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and currently chairs the Committee on Governmental Operations, where she has worked to make better use of technology to save money, improve city services, and bring residents, businesses and non-profits closer to government and their communities.

Gale Brewer will keynote this event, which is titled, “Making Cities of the Future Smarter Through Broadband.”

Chicago Receives $9 Million BTOP Grant

Broadband Stimulus, Education, NTIA July 30th, 2010

WASHINGTON July 30, 2010- The City of Chicago has won the latest Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grant for $9 million. The money will be used to upgrade and expand public computing centers across the city.

National Broadband Plan: A Look at Chapter 6 and Infrastructure

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, States April 23rd, 2010

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2010 – Chapter Six of the National Broadband Plan tackles one of the most basic issues with broadband expansion by focusing on infrastructure. This chapter deals with the physical act of laying cables and erecting antennae.

New Updates to the List of NTIA Comments

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, NTIA Comments June 7th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2009 – The List of NTIA Comments has been updated to include summaries of comments from AT&T, Atkins Telephone, ATSI, Barling Bay, Benton Foundation, Big Think Strategies, Boston, Bresnan Communications, Broadband Development Corporation, Broadband Diversity Supporters, Broadpoint, Center for Democracy and Technology, Cheetah Wireless, Chicago,
Cisco, Community Connect Network, Connected Nation, US Cellular, US Telecom Association, and Utopian Wireless.

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