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How Broadband Helps Make Cities Smarter at the Breakfast Club

Broadband TV, National Broadband Plan, Smart Grid September 23rd, 2011

WASHINGTON, September 23, 2011 – Broadband is an essential ingredient in allowing cities of the future to ensure better services, promote better jobs, and become more livable. Here are both the five-minute highlight version, and a full-length version, of the September Broadband Breakfast Club.

Five-Minute Highlight Version:

Making Cities of the Future Smarter through Broadband from Broadband Breakfast.

Full-Length Version:

Making Cities of the Future Smarter through Broadband from Broadband Breakfast.

New Date for ‘China & Intellectual Property with the Chinese Embassy IP Attache’

Asia, Broadband Calendar, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks December 7th, 2010

WASHINGTON, December 7, 2010 – The internet and intellectual property policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com is postponing its December breakfast , “China & Intellectual Property with the Chinese Embassy IP Attache.”

An unforeseen change in the schedule of Fuli Chen, the Chinese Embassy Intellectual Property Attache, has caused the postponement, owing to the visit of Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan to Washington next week.

The event, which was to be on December 14th, 2010, has been rescheduled for February 8th, 2011. Registration for the February 8 event is available at http://ipbreakfastfebruary2011.eventbrite.com/

A History of Network Neutrality

Broadband's Impact, FCC, Net Neutrality October 11th, 2010

WASHINGTON, October 11, 2010 – The issue of network neutrality is one that has become an increasing problem around the globe. In the United States, the problem became more of an issue with the rise of cable and DSL service.

Consumers Willing to Upgrade, but Slow to Embrace Super-Fast Technology

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact October 5th, 2010

WASHINGTON, October 5, 2010 – Consumers are willing to pay a large amount to upgrade their internet access speeds from slow to fast, but are more reluctant to upgrade from fast to super-fast, according to a research paper discussed at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference last week.

Broadband Speeds Matter Just as Much as Internet Access, Say New Yorkers

National Broadband Plan, Premium Content, States December 13th, 2009

NEW YORK, December 13, 2009 – Broadband speeds matter just as much as does internet access, in order to ensure educational, economic and social opportunities for individuals of all incomes and ethnic backgrounds, participants in a community broadband hearing here agreed on Friday.

Policy officials, not-for-profit organizations, small businesses, community-based organizations and others came together Friday for to discuss how New York fits into the national broadband plan currently being developed by the Federal Communications Commission in Washington.

Solving the Riddle of Broadband Adoption Cuts Across Technologies and Demographics

Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, National Broadband Plan December 10th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 10, 2009 – Broadband Census News LLC on Thursday released, for FREE, the full-length video of the Broadband Breakfast Club event on December 8, 2009: “Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan: Bridging the Digital Divide.”

Congresswoman Diane Watson to Speak at Broadband Breakfast Club on Dec. 8

Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact December 7th, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 7, 2009 – Congresswoman Diane E. Watson has confirmed that she will appear at the Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday, December 8, on the subject of “Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan: Bridging the Digital Divide.”

Rep. Watson, D-Calif., will offer introductory remarks on an exciting program set to explore one of the most crucial issues of broadband policy: how to ensure universal internet access to all citizens.

Former Googler in Obama Administration at Cross-Hairs of Net Neutrality Debate

Net Neutrality November 25th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 25, 2009 – The rhetoric surrounding whether the Federal Communications Commission should move forward with rules to regulate internet access to support the principle of network neutrality took on new legs this week when a government official – a former top policy official at Google – conflated net neutrality, free speech and anti-government censorship in the same discussion.

It comes at a time that the FCC has already moved away from the controversial term “network neutrality” to focus instead on the importance of ensuring that an “open internet” exists going forward.

NTIA's Lawrence Strickling Describes Role of BTOP in Broadband Plan, Innovation Strategy

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA, Premium Content October 26th, 2009

NEW YORK, October 26, 2009 – NTIA Administrator Lawrence Strickling, speaking at a telecommunications conference here on Friday, said that a national broadband plan is key to the innovation strategy of the Obama administration, along with expanding research and development, increasing education and providing a strong technological ecosystem. With regard to the Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program funding program, he said that not every good project would be funded, as there simply are not enough funds. At the same time, he said he wanted to make sure that the agency did not fund any bad projects.

White House Aide Says Broadband Is and Remains Obama Priority

Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact May 14th, 2009

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2009 – One of President Obama’s top technology and economic policy officials said Thursday that broadband infrastructure is and must remain a key priority of the Obama administration.

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