FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Pokes Finger in Eye of Telecom Incumbents at Broadband Communities in Austin
FCC, Gigabit Networks
April 14th, 2015
AUSTIN, April 14, 2015 – The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission came to Broadband Communities Summit here to metaphorically poke his finger in the eye of the biggest incumbent communications companies.
He cited this city as Exhibit A for his mantra of “competition, competition, competition.”
And one day after the first of multiple legal challenges to the agency’s network neutrality rules, Wheeler delivered a full-throated defense of those regulations.
Wheeler also defended — to repeated applause from the crowd — a vigorous defense of municipalities and to communities’ rights to offer broadband internet services.
Broadband Roundup: White House and Wheeler Together, Cable Industry Group, and Commentary on NTIA Broadband Report
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Gigabit Networks, Net Neutrality, NTIA
October 20th, 2014
WASHINGTON, October 20, 2014 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said that he and President Barack Obama agree in their opposition to paid prioritization, Multichannel News reported. Obama stated his objection to the practice during his remarks at an innovation forum in California on October 9. Although the two haven’t discussed it directly, Wheeler […]
Connecticut Gigabit Venture Seeks to Build Open Access Broadband Network With Municipal Tools
Broadband's Impact, Fiber, Gigabit Networks
September 23rd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., September 23, 2014 – Connecticut officials planning a Gigabit Network in their state aim to take advantage of three core state broadband assets: An extensive state fiber network, streamlined processes governing rights-of-way, and a single administrative point of contact for infrastructure builds. The mayors and state officials involved in issuing Connecticut’s Request for […]
Panelists Named for FirstNet Webinar on Tuesday, October 15, at 11 a.m. ET: Britt, Kilbourne, Vallee
Broadband TV, Congress, Public Safety, Wireless
October 11th, 2013
October 11, 2013 – The Broadband Breakfast Club’s second virtual event, a FREE webinar on the topic of “How Will FirstNet Improve Public Safety Communications?” to take place on Tuesday, October 15, at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT., will feature Michael Britt, Program Manager, State of Arizona CIO’s Strategic Enterprise Technology Office; Brett Kilbourn, Vice […]
Commerce Department Awards 10 More Broadband Mapping Grants; Total Funding is $97 Million
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus
January 13th, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 13, 2010 – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration on Tuesday announced that it has awarded grants to fund broadband mapping and planning activities in Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas under NTIA’s State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program.
With the grants, the NTIA has awarded 51 of the 56 applications: one for every state, plus the district of Columbia and five territories. The NTIA has spent approximately $97 million on the applications, the agency said.
New Leadership at National Association of Consumer Advocates for Utilities
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact
November 19th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 19, 2009 – The National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates announced new leadership, which was elected at the group’s annual meeting from November 15 to 18 in Chicago. Mary Healey of Connecticut was elected president of the organization
Massachusetts Broadband Institute and State Transportation Office to Build Fiber Across State
July 30th, 2009
July 30, 2009 – Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Tuesday a partnership between the Massachusetts Broadband Institute and the Executive Office of Transportation to bring broadband to unserved and underserved communities in western parts of the state.
CWA Publishes State-by-State Download Speeds. How About Carrier-by-Carrier Speeds?
August 15th, 2008
August 15 – The Communications Workers of America’s Speed Matters blog this week published its state-by-state report on download speeds in the United States. According to the report, the median download speed for the nation was 2.3 Megabits per second, and the report provides state-by-state totals.