Utilities’ Economies of Scale for Broadband Fiber + Smart Grid Applications = Ultra-Fast Broadband Everywhere?
Advanced Energy, Expert Opinion, Public Safety, Smart Grid, Wireless
June 17th, 2013
June 17, 2013 – The smart grid and broadband go together like mashed potatoes and gravy. And yet why is it so hard to get electric utilities and broadband experts to dialogue on the role that electric companies can play in expanding super-fast broadband? Tomorrow’s June 2013 Broadband Breakfast Club, on Advanced Energy, Smart Grid […]
Hiawatha Broadband Chief, at Freedom to Connect: Small Broadband Companies Rock
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Rural Utilities Service
March 15th, 2013
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, March 15, 2013 – Relationships between broadband providers and consumers can often be contentious. Gary Evans of the Minnesota-based Hiawatha Broadband Company, who spoke during the Monday afternoon session of the Freedom to Connect conference here last week, recounted how his simple business model has made Hiawatha a success. Evans described himself […]
Freedom to Connect in Washington: ‘Let’s Hope This Isn’t the Golden Age of the Internet’
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, Events, Intellectual Property
March 15th, 2013
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, March 15, 2013 – A somber tone was set last week during the opening day of the 2013 Freedom to Connect conference here. Opening remarks by conference organizer David Isenberg were peppered with references to Wikileaks mastermind Julian Assange, Pvt. Bradley Manning currently under military trial for releasing classified State documents, and […]
FCC is Agency in Midst of Transition, Says Co-Leader of Obama Transition Team
FCC, National Broadband Plan
April 1st, 2009
SILVER SPRING, Md., April 1, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission is an agency in the midst of a transition, said Wharton business school professor Kevin Werbach, recently co-leader of the Obama administration’s FCC transition team.
Freedom to Connect Panelists Probe Municipal Failures, Contemplate Lessons Learned
March 31st, 2009
SILVER SPRING, Md., March 31, 2009 – Not all attempts to deploy municipal wireless networks across the country were failures, panelists said at a packed Monday afternoon session of the Freedom to Connect conference here.
Verizon, Cisco and GridPoint Tout Green Credentials at Progressive Hill Briefing
July 10th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 9 – Three technology and telecommunications companies pressed their case Wednesday on Capitol Hill for better and more accessible broadband in order to promote energy conservation and a “green economy.”