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Broadband Breakfast Club Discussion on Education Now Available Online

Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, National Broadband Plan January 14th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 14, 2010 – Broadband Census News LLC on Thursday released, for FREE, the full-length video of the Broadband Breakfast Club event on January 12, 2010: “Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan: Education and Distance Learning.”

Don’t Miss BroadbandBreakfast.com’s forthcoming Town Hall Webcast on Tuesday, January 19, 2010: “Net Neutrality, Copyright Protection and the National Broadband Plan.” Among the speakers at the webcast include FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. Registration for the live webcast is available for FREE at http://ipbreakfast.eventbrite.com. There is a $45.00 charge to attend the breakfast in person.

Officials at January Broadband Breakfast Club Tackle Mix of Technology and Learning

Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan January 13th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 13, 2010 – Representatives from the federal government, educational organizations, trade associations, and school districts came together to discuss the state of broadband in our educational system and what can be expected from the national broadband plan under development by the Federal Communications Commission.

The session, the January Broadband Breakfast Club, commenced with a presentation by Steve Midgley, Director of Education at the Federal Communications Commission. Midgley began with a brief background of the national broadband plan mandate and the national purposes behind it.

He said that he believed that aside from the necessary deployment and adoption data that will be included in the plan, the success of the plan hinges on the agency’s answer to this specific question of Congress: “why are we building this network?”

To address this question, Midgley paired the priorities of the Department of Education with the four core strategies of the broadband plan’s education component.

Education Director of FCC’s National Broadband Plan Outlines Agency’s Thinking

Broadband Calendar, Broadband TV, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan January 12th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 12, 2010 – Steve Midgley, Education Director of the Federal Communications Commission’s National Broadband Plan, presented the following slides at the Tuesday’s Broadband Breakfast Club.

‘Broadband Census for America’ United Scholars and State Officials

Broadband Data, Expert Opinion September 29th, 2009

WASHINGTON – September 29, 2009 – From the beginning, BroadbandCensus.com has aimed at providing academics, consumers, government officials and industry with the high-quality data needed about the state of broadband throughout the country.

BroadbandCensus.com: Starting the Ball Rolling on Crowdsourcing

Expert Opinion September 22nd, 2009

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.

House Appropriations Committee Seeks $6 Billion for Broadband, Would Impose Speed Requirements Upon Most Grant Recipients

Broadband Stimulus January 16th, 2009

WASHINGTON, January 16, 2009 – The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday released draft legislation providing an additional $6 billion to expand broadband access, both in rural areas and in areas that are generally “underserved” by broadband providers.

BroadbandCensus.com to Co-Chair 'Metrics' Working Group of National Broadband Strategy Group

Press Releases January 10th, 2009

WASHINGTON, January 10, 2009 – The National Broadband Strategy “Call to Action” on Friday announced the co-chairs of six working groups that are seeking to craft national policies to help promote universal broadband throughout the United States.

President-Elect Obama Urges 'Expanding Broadband' and Stimulus Proposals Proliferate

Broadband Stimulus January 8th, 2009

WASHINGTON, January 8, 2009 – President-elect Barack Obama said Thursday that “expanding broadband lines across America” was a key component of the economic plan that he is putting together and for which he is seeking Congressional passage.

National Broadband Strategy Week Begins Today, 10 a.m., in Dirksen Senate Building

Broadband Stimulus December 2nd, 2008

WASHINGTON, December 2 – A total of 55 companies and non-profit organizations, including major corporate entities such as AT&T, Cisco Systems, Google, Intel and Verizon Communications, have signed on to a “call to action for a national broadband strategy.”

BroadbandCensus.com Joins with One Web Day: Learn About Your Internet Options and Take the Census

Expert Opinion August 19th, 2008

WASHINGTON, August 19 – BroadbandCensus.com is pleased to support One Web Day on September 22, 2008. We join with One Web Day in helping you learn about your internet options and take the broadband census. Doing so will allow all of us to better understand the true state of broadband competition in our communities, our states, our country and our world.

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