Proposal for $2 Billion Bond to Fund Technology in New York State on Tuesday’s Ballot
November 3rd, 2014
WASHINGTON, November 3, 2014 – New York State voters will decide on Tuesday on whether to make a $2 billion investment in school technology. The Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014, which was proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and adopted by state Legislature, will appear on the ballot as Proposal Number 3, reported Auburnpub.com. The proposal […]
Obama Follows Up State Of The Union Speech with Silicon Valley Powwow
People, The Innovation Economy
February 18th, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO, February 17, 2011 — President Obama checked in with the U.S.’ titans of tech on Thursday in a brief swing through Silicon Valley before heading north to Oregon to visit Intel.
Google and Verizon Announce Joint Net Neutrality Policies
Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality, Universal Service
August 9th, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 9, 2010- Google and Verizon have announced a joint statement of principles on network neutrality and hosted a conference call Monday to outline their effort to the press. Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg announced that this new policy calls for an open and transparent wireline internet with special conditions given to the “burgeoning wireless market.”
Obama Administration Says Billions In Government Broadband Money On Its Way
December 3rd, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 3, 2009 – Despite government delays in announcing the grant awards for the $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus money Congress allocated in January, Vice President Joe Biden Thursday said that within the next month billions will be given to broadband and high-speed rail investments.
“And by design, the items in the act which have the biggest impact are yet to come. Within the next two weeks to a month, another roughly $13 billion is going to be announced rolling out in terms of both investments in broadband and high-speed rail, and competitive education and infrastructure,” said Biden in remarks he gave at the opening session of the White House Jobs and Economic Growth Forum.
Broadband People Column: Rey Ramsey to Leave One Economy for TechNet
Broadband's Impact, Premium Content
November 19th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 19, 2009 – Rey Ramsey, the head of non-profit organization One Economy Corp., is leaving to head the technology industry fundraising organization, the group said Thursday.
Ramsey will assume his new leadership role beginning in January. TechNet’s former president, Lezlee Westine, left the organization in May to head the Personal Care Products Council.
Google Enters Free Speed Test Marketplace with Academic Collaboration
January 27th, 2009
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.
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin’s Incredible Silicon Valley Wi-Fi Adventure
November 7th, 2008
SAN JOSE, November 6 – It was Kevin Martin’s day to suck up praise from Silicon Valley. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission – for about two more months – came to the Wireless Communications Association’s annual conference here on Thursday to be feted by many Googlers, including company co-founder Larry Page.
Google CEO Says the Future Belongs to 'Cloud Computing'
June 9th, 2008
High-speed Internet connections, social networks, and “cloud computing” make it possible to “live a lot of your lives online,” said Google CEO Eric Schmidt.