Verizon Under Fire from Union, City Officials in Northeast States, for Claims of Failure to Build Out Fiber
October 13th, 2015
NEW YORK, October 13, 2015 – The battle between Verizon Communications and the Communications Workers of America escalated on Tuesday, as the union announced a new television advertisement slamming the broadband provider for failing to build-out its high-speed fiber-optic internet service here.
The advertisements come just ahead of a New York City Council hearing on Wednesday that will include the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio, customers that say they have been unable to get FiOS, and from Verizon officials.
Economic Policy Institute Debates AT&T T-Mobile Merger
Broadband's Impact, Media ownership
June 29th, 2011
WASHINGTON June 29, 2011-The Economic Policy Institute gathered leading industry experts for a panel on Tuesday to debate the impending merger between AT&T and T-Mobile.
At the end of March, AT&T announced plans to purchase T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion. The merger has garnered a great deal of controversy because it would create the nation’s largest mobile provider.
May Broadband Breakfast Explores AT&T/T-Mobile Merger
Broadband TV, FCC, Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality, Spectrum, Wireless
May 19th, 2011
WASHINGTON May 18, 2011 – Broadband Breakfast gathered former Federal Communications Commission and Department of Justice officials along with leading industry experts to explore how the government will scrutinize the AT&T T-Mobile merger.
Will the FCC or the Justice Department Be Tougher on the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger? from Broadband Breakfast on Vimeo.
TechNet Hosts First Broadband Map Research Meeting
Broadband Data, NTIA
March 24th, 2011
WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 – The bipartisan technology policy group TechNet gathered government officials and leading broadband scholars Tuesday to present the first set of academic research using data from the national broadband map.
Groups Urge FCC to Address Telecom Needs of Puerto Rico
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, States
April 8th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2010 – Groups advocating minority rights have sent a letter to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission expressing their dismay that Puerto Rico does not experience the same telecommunications services that other U.S. jurisdictions enjoy.
Summit Speakers Want More Broadband Access For Minorities, Criticize Net Neutrality
National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality
November 18th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 18, 2009 – The opening speaker of a summit focused on improving broadband penetration to minority and low-income areas of the country, and criticized advocates of Net neutrality for being out of touch with the needs of minorities, as he attempted to enlist the mantle civil rights leader Martin Luther King into his cause.
“[L]et us remember the worlds of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face-to-face with another problem,’” said Julius Hollis, the founder of the Alliance for Digital Equality, in prepared remarks.
“If we fail to find common-ground on the issues before the U.S. Federal Communications Commission relative to the rulemaking governing broadband adoption, the financing of broadband infrastructure and the over-arching issue of net neutrality, the long-term socio-economic chaos that will be inflicted upon our society would be far too devastating to comprehend,” warned Hollis.
‘Broadband Census for America’ United Scholars and State Officials
Broadband Data, Expert Opinion
September 29th, 2009
WASHINGTON – September 29, 2009 – From the beginning, BroadbandCensus.com has aimed at providing academics, consumers, government officials and industry with the high-quality data needed about the state of broadband throughout the country.
Broadband Now Essential to Online Jobs Searching, Say FCC Panelists
FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan
September 8th, 2009
WASHINGTON, August 26, 2009 – The Federal Communication Commission’s August 26 workshop on high-speed internet’s impact on job training extolled the virtues of broadband for the delivery of employment services and job training.
Broadband Investment Spurs Business Growth and Job Creation, Studies Find
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact
July 23rd, 2009
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2009 – Broadband investment, deployment and adoption in the United States will bring significant benefits to the economy, and facilitate business growth and job creation, according to a study commission by the Internet Innovation Alliance, and other groups.
Broadband and Economic Development: How Deep is the Alliance?
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
March 26th, 2009
WASHINGTON, March 25, 2009 – The final session of the NTIA/RUS public forums on implementing broadband stimulus legislation focused on the role that broadband deployment can play in economic development