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. [...]
FCC and Connect to Compete provide solutions for Cost of Broadband Adoption
Broadband's Impact, Education, FCC, National Broadband Plan
November 10th, 2011
WASHINGTON, Thursday November 10th 2011, The Federal Communications Commission’s Chairman Julius Genachowski announced what the Commission is touting as the “Biggest effort ever to help close the Digital Divide.” Following up on the launch of the Connect to Compete private and non profit sector partnership a couple of weeks ago, yesterday’s announcement at Langley Education […]
Netflix and Akamai Reports Show Sustained Broadband Speeds Falter in U.S.
Broadband Mapping, International
February 7th, 2011
WASHINGTON, February 7, 2011 – Online content providers Netflix and Akamai released data recently indicating that U.S. internet service providers meet expectations for promised peak broadband speeds, but fall short when it comes to sustained speeds.
Home Gateways: A Consumers all-in-one Network to Broadband
Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion
January 8th, 2010
Now that the broadband experience is reaching a milestone in bridging the gap between digital content and consumers, we all may soon be accessing our Home Gateways to maximize the experience of downloading and viewing relevant content on TV’s, PC’s, Laptop’s, DVR’s, and Mobile Devices. The term Residential Gateway is not new and has [...]
The Cable Pipeline: Top 10 Predictions for 2010
Expert Opinion, Wireless
December 27th, 2009
Predictions for 2010 for Broadband, Cable TV, Telecom, and Wireless seen through the eyes of The Cable Pipeline.
Broadband Will Drive New Demand for Applications, Say Cable Execs
April 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2009 – Fourth-generation media was the buzzword at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association’s show here, as although several panelists disagreed on what to make of current trends.
Aspen Dispatch: Inter-Platform Keynotes
August 19th, 2008
ASPEN, COLORADO, August 19 – It’s not always cable vs telco at the Aspen Summit, but the two morning keynotes today featured leaders from Cox Communications and Verizon Communications. Both Patrick Esser and Richard Lynch spoke to the theme of the conference, unlocking innovation, and made the case for why each of their companies holds the key.
Will Bandwidth Demands 'Break' the Internet? Yea or Nay, We Need Independent Monitoring
June 22nd, 2008
June 22 – Whether or not new bandwidth demands on the Internet cause carriers to offer tiered pricing or to throttle particular applications or protocols, independent monitoring will be crucial.