The Week in Review: Whither Transparency?
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Premium Content
August 3rd, 2009
WASHINGTON, August 3, 2009 – Less than two weeks remain before the first round of applications are due in the federal government’s broadband stimulus grants. The key issues facing the government can be summed up in three words: data, data and data.
BroadbandCensus.com Urges Public Broadband Map with SPARC Scores
Broadband Data, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Press Releases
June 11th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2009 – In comments filed before the Federal Communications Commission, BroadbandCensus.com said that basic broadband data — information about the speeds, prices, availability, reliability and competition of local service — is not proprietary and should be part of a public and transparent national broadband database.
A Debate About Data Confidentiality and the Forthcoming 'Broadband Census for America'
August 8th, 2008
WASHINGTON, August 8 – Data about the names of broadband carriers and the locations in which they offer services, by ZIP code, is not confidential information. Data about the number of subscribers that carriers have in a particular ZIP code may well be confidential.
In Massachusetts, Governor to Sign $40 Million Broadband Bill Aimed at Spurring Investment
August 4th, 2008
August 4 – At 10 a.m. this morning, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is scheduled to sign state-wide broadband legislation at the town hall of Goshen, which is about 12 miles northwest of Northhampton and in the Berkshire Mountains.
Telecom and Transportation Should Be Focus of Infrastructure Investments, Says Think Tank
July 28th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 28 – By combining better public information, market mechanisms and smarter systems of subsidization, the government can play a positive role in funding infrastructure investments in telecommunications, according to three reports released Friday by the Brookings Institution.
Transcript of Gov. Kaine's Response to Question of Including Carrier Data in Virginia's Broadband Map
July 28th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 28 – The following is a transcript of Gov. Tim Kaine’s response to a question at the Brookings Institution about whether Virginia had decided to shield carrier data – and if so, why – from the map of broadband availability currently being pursued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
FCC Releases Broadband Data Order For Census-Tract Data
June 16th, 2008
June 15 – In an effort to increase the data that the Federal Communications Commission has available as it designs broadband policies, on Thursday the FCC ordered broadband providers to provide the agency with more detailed information.