Posts Tagged ‘Connect to Compete’

A New Era for Broadband Use and Adoption? Collaborative Efforts Between Providers and Internet Educators Lead the Way

Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service July 23rd, 2012

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2012 – The existence of the Federal Communications Commissions Broadband Lifeline Pilot, and the emergence of national public-private organizations focused on computer training could herald the beginning of a new age of broadband adoption and use, said panelists at the Broadband Breakfast Club last week. released the video of the event, […]

Broadband Lifeline and Connect2Compete Mark A New ‘Broadband Moment’ Around Adoption and Usage

Broadband and Democratization, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, Rural Utilities Service, States July 12th, 2012

July 12, 2012 – If 2008 marked the dawn of our national “broadband moment,” this summer and fall may well be the beginning of a new era of broadband adoption and usage.

A major national initiative, dubbed “Connect2Compete,” is just beginning to find its footing. In a webinar two weeks ago, this collaboration of corporate, philanthropic and community leaders delineated their mission, goals and timetables. It is to use the “power of the internet to improve the lives of low income Americans and their ability to thrive in the global economy.”

Additional, the Federal Communications Commission is in the midst of launching an exciting Broadband Lifeline pilot program. This $25 million pilot program could help pave the way for a Universal Broadband Fund. Such a fund could do for internet connectivity what the Universal Service Fund, in an earlier era, did for making the telephone an anchor of American life. [...]

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