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NARUC Unveil Web Portal for 'Best Practices' on State Broadband Deployment

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WASHINGTON, October 9, 2009 – An advisory board to the Federal Communications Commission consisting of state utility regulators has developed a new web portal for tracking and referencing broadband expansion projects nation-wide.

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Virginia, Pennsylvania Discuss State Maps of Broadband Availability

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WASHINGTON, April 22, 2009 – With the fast-moving broadband stimulus package almost certain to stretch the capabilities of federal agencies such as the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, state governments and agencies say they can help expedite the process.

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Graham Richard, Former Mayor of Fort Wayne, at April Broadband Breakfast Club

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WASHINGTON, April 13, 2009 – Graham Richard, the former mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, has agreed to join the panel discussion for the April meeting of the Broadband Breakfast Club, which takes place on Tuesday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Old Ebbitt Grill.

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April Broadband Breakfast Club on the Role of States in Stimulus Spending

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WASHINGTON, April 8, 2009 – With the fast-moving broadband stimulus package almost certain to stretch the capabilities of federal agencies such as the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, state governments and agencies say they can help expedite the process.

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State and Local Regulators Say 'Relevance' Needed For Successful Broadband Adoption

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WASHINGTON, April 4, 2009 – Making broadband applications more relevant in underserved and unserved communities could be a better use of stimulus funds than building infrastructure, a group of state and local regulatory officials Friday at a cable industry show here.

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States Seek Best Strategies on Obtaining Broadband Stimulus Funds Close-to-Home

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WASHINGTON, March 16, 2009 – As the Obama administration on Monday begins poring over the nitty-gritty details about how they will be spending $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus funds, individual states are grappling to find their own best strategies to tap the funds.

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Resolution on FCC Reform Divides NARUC Committee; Universal Service Fund Changes Less Controversial

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WASHINGTON, February 15, 2009 – State regulatory commissioners are split on how strongly to express longstanding grievances with Federal Communications Commission processes. A resolution on reform of FCC management and practices dominated the agenda as the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners continued its winter meeting Sunday.

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State Regulators Could Ask FCC to Fund Broadband for Low Income Households

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WASHINGTON, February 14, 2009 – State utility commissioners are considering a resolution to “strongly encourage” Federal Communications Commission implementation of a pilot program to make broadband internet access service eligible for subsidies drawn from the Universal Service Fund.

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States Seeking Better Broadband Nationwide Turn and Make a Local Focus

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November 11 – State telecommunications officials concerned about the universal deployment and use of high-speed internet services joined together at a San Jose conference on Thursday to compare notes, plot strategy and encourage programs and activities that will lead to better broadband.

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Verizon Communications' Fiber-Optic Service Looks Primed to Enter District of Columbia

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WASHINGTON, November 3 – Despite protests outside, a hearing inside the John A. Wilson building, the seat of the District of Columbia government, showed positive signs that a franchise for Verizon FiOS is imminent in the nation’s capital.

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