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Net Neutrality Advocates Exult Over FCC's 'Arm-Twisting' of AT&T

Broadband Updates, Net Neutrality October 7th, 2009

Net neutrality fans on Wednesay praised the decision by AT&T to reverse course and allow customers to use broadband voice services on the service plans they have that use the Apple iPhone. The decision followed a Federal Communications Commission investigation into the practices of wireless broadband industry.

At Monday's Deadline, Industry, Advocacy Groups Weigh In on FCC Broadband Plan

Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA June 8th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2009 – Industry representatives and advocacy groups of all stripes flooded the Federal Communications Commission’s inbox Monday with a wide-ranging comments array of comments on the scope and direction of the agency’s role in crafting a national broadband plan.

House Chairman Rick Boucher: Private Companies Should Embrace Broadband Stimulus Funds

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA May 12th, 2009

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2009 – The chairman of a House Communications Subcommittee on Tuesday warned against too narrowly defining eligibility limits for grants in dispensing $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus money authorized by Congress.

NEW VENUE Announced for Broadband Breakfast Club with Rep. Rick Boucher

Broadband Calendar May 6th, 2009

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2009 – Unprecedented demand to attend the Broadband Breakfast Club has caused to relocate the event, beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 12, to Clyde’s of Gallery Place. Rep. Rick Boucher, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Communications Subcommittee, will speak at the event.

Rep. Rick Boucher, Chairman of the House Commerce Communications Subcommittee, at Broadband Breakfast Club

Broadband Calendar May 1st, 2009

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2009 – announced that Rep. Rick Boucher, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Communications Subcommittee, will speak at the Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday, May 12, 2009.

Perspectives on Selection Criteria Reflect Views on Stimulus Program's Purpose

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA March 24th, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2009 – NTIA and RUS broadband stimulus grant recipients should be selected in a way that honors the intent of the stimulus bill itself, a large group of stakeholders said at Tuesday afternoon’s roundtable on selection criteria.

Congress, Industry Execs Agree on Broadband in Revamped Universal Service Fund

Universal Service March 12th, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2009 -The Obama administration’s priority in broadband deployment injected an undercurrent of excitement into a Thursday hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Technology, Communications, Technology and the Internet.

With Stimulus Fight Complete, Advocates Shift Focus to Universal Service

Broadband Stimulus, Universal Service February 16th, 2009

WASHINGTON, February 16, 2009 – With $7.2 billion in fiscal stimulus grants and loans marked to expand broadband infrastructure, industry groups, consumer advocates and some state regulators are supporting a proposal to fund broadband for low income households by tapping into the Universal Service Fund.

Broadband Stimulus Funds Bring Debate Over Distribution; Package Moves to Vote

Broadband Stimulus February 7th, 2009

WASHINGTON, February 7, 2009 – Funding for broadband deployment makes up approximately one percent of President Obama’s approximately $820 billion economic stimulus package. But a hearty debate has unfolded over how, where, and to whom those funds should be distributed.

Verizon and Free Press Agree that Remote Broadband Requires Monopolies

Broadband Stimulus January 22nd, 2009

January 22, 2009 – Verizon Communications and Free Press agreed that bringing high-speed internet technology to unserved areas of western Massachusetts may result in a monopoly, or a single local telecommunications provider.

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