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New America Foundation and Creative Commons Hold Copyright Talk

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WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 – The New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative along with Creative Commons co-sponsored an event Wednesday evening to discuss the challenges of copyright laws in a digital age.

Catherine Casserly, CEO of Creative Commons, delivered the keynote speech in which she presented the mission of Creative Commons, its growth beyond early adopters into the mainstream and the organization’s new book, The Power of Open. Creative Commons is a non-profit company that provides authors, creators and innovators with a set of tools within the boundaries of copyright law to allow for their work to be easily distributed, edited, remixed and built upon.

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Broadband Census Launches BroadbandBreakfast.com for News; Keeps BroadbandCensus.com For Public and Transparent Data Collection

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WASHINGTON, November 19, 2009 – Today, Broadband Census News launches BroadbandBreakfast.com, a new daily web site with definitive and independent news on broadband stimulus funding, wireless internet, and the national broadband plan.

This new domain, BroadbandBreakfast.com, will be used for the journalistic operations of Broadband Census News LLC — our company’s news subsidiary — and will cover broadband technology and internet policy. Our reporters are passionate about broadband, and we aim to maintain our focus on core issues of broadband technology and internet policy.

Meanwhile, the web site BroadbandCensus.com has been relaunched for the purposes of Broadband Census Data LLC: ensuring that the public has free and transparent access to basic and granular broadband information about broadband Speeds, Prices, Availability, Reliability and Competition.

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BroadbandCensus.com: Starting the Ball Rolling on Crowdsourcing

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WASHINGTON, September 22, 2009 – Public and transparent broadband data has now been elevated to the level of a fundamental principle, at least in the Monday speech by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski. But it’s worth reflecting on the time – not so long ago – when the quest to collect this kind of broadband data was an unrealized vision at the losing end of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

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A Crowdsourced National Broadband Census: The Time is Now!

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WASHINGTON, July 19, 2009 – Carl Malamud’s talking on O’Reilly’s Radar about the need for a national broadband census. One of the things that BroadbandCensus.com has been doing since our launch, in January 2008, is to provide a crowdsourced, public and transparent collection of data about local broadband Speeds, Prices, Availability, Reliability and Competition. We call this the Broadband ‘SPARC.’

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Massachusetts Broadband Institute Eligible for Federal Funds; Unveils Interactive Survey

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NEW SALEM, MASS., May 26, 2009 – Governor Deval Patrick (D) on Tuesday designated the Massachusetts Broadband Institute as the “eligible entity” for receiving broadband data funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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Google Enters Free Speed Test Marketplace with Academic Collaboration

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WASHINGTON, January 27, 2009 – Search giant Google is preparing to enter the market for free broadband speed tests, through a collaboration with the university research consortium PlanetLab, and the New America Foundation.

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How to Achieve Open and Public Broadband Mapping

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WASHINGTON, July 28 – Confused about how to put the “public” back into “public-private partnership”? How about making the data public, just as the government of Ireland has done with its “Broadband Information” web site!

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BroadbandCensus.com’s Experience Using the Network Diagnostic Tool as a Beta Speed Test

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LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, July 21 – The higher-education networking consortium Internet2 released a case study about BroadbandCensus.com and its use of the Network Diagnostic Tool (NDT) speed test. This “case study” was distributed at the Joint Techs Workshops: an international conference of networking engineers, taking place here from July 19-24.

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BroadbandCensus.com Executive Director Drew Clark to Speak at NARUC Summer Meeting

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Press Release WASHINGTON, July 11 – BroadbandCensus.com Executive Director Drew Clark has been invited to address the Summer Committee Meetings of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, to be held from July 20 to July 23 in Portland, Oregon.

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BroadbandCensus.com Launches Beta Version of Internet Speed Test

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New Web Site Aims to Provide Data about Broadband to Public BroadbandCensus.com, a new web site designed to help Internet users measure and gauge broadband availability, competition, speeds and prices, launched a beta version of an Internet speed test. Through the release of the beta version, BroadbandCensus.com encourages testing and feedback of the technology in…

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