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Register for the June Broadband Breakfast Club Event: ‘Advanced Energy, Smart Grid and Fiber to the Home: Using Advanced Energy to Jumpstart Fiber Builds’

Advanced Energy, Broadband Calendar, Events, Fiber, Smart Grid, The Innovation Economy June 12th, 2013

Washington, Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 –  BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold its June 2013 Broadband Breakfast Club event: “Advanced Energy, Smart Grid and Fiber to the Home: Using Advanced Energy to Jumpstart Fiber Builds” on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am – 10 am. […]

Broadband Infrastructure to Rural Areas is on the Move at the Broadband Breakfast Club

Broadband TV, Broadband Updates, Fiber, Rural Utilities Service, Universal Service, Wireless, WISP October 21st, 2011

WASHINGTON, October 21, 2011 – Rural broadband providers, national union members, federal agency officials and state broadband administrators squared off on Tuesday at the Broadband Breakfast Club’s keynote and panel presentations on “Bringing Broadband Infrastructure to Rural Areas: Where is the Progress?”

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Highlights from “Bringing Broadband Infrastructure to Rural Areas: Where is the Progress?” from BroadbandBreakfast.com

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“Bringing Broadband Infrastructure to Rural Areas: Where is the Progress?” from BroadbandBreakfast.com

Vilsack Announces $518 Million in Broadband Grants

Broadband Stimulus, Fiber, Mobile Broadband, Rural Utilities Service, States, Wireless September 13th, 2010

WASHINGTON, September 13, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced 43 new broadband grants across 27 states. Overall, these grants will receive $518 million in government funding and $34.1 million in private investment.

Broadband Key Component of Australian Election

Australia, Fiber, International September 9th, 2010

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2010 – The national broadband network was a key issue in the recent Australian election, with the Parliament evenly split. The Labor and Liberal parties each had 72 seats with two independents.

FCC: Consumers Continue to Receive Slow Internet Connections

Broadband Updates, FCC, Fiber, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service September 3rd, 2010

WASHINGTON, September 3, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission has updated its latest report on Internet access service subscribership, revealing that only 44 percent of fixed communications connections to households met or exceeded the agency’s target speed for universal access.

Lebanon to Create Nationwide Fiber Network

Asia, Fiber, International August 6th, 2010

WASHINGTON August 6, 2010- Lebanon’s Telecom Minister has announced plans to install a new nationwide fiber network.

Vilsack Announces Funding of 126 Broadband Projects

Broadband Stimulus, Fiber, Mobile Broadband, States, Tribal Broadband August 4th, 2010

WASHINGTON August 4, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the funding of 126 new broadband projects with a funding total of $1.2 billion. The projects will span 38 states and a number of Native American tribal areas.

Australians Refuse to Give NBN Permission to Dig Trenches

Australia, Fiber, International August 2nd, 2010

WASHINGTON August 2, 2010- This month the Australian government began to implement its National Broadband Network but they have faced some minor opposition. In the state of Tasmania nearly half of the residents and businesses have yet to give permission to the government to install fiber connections.

Australian Telstra Upgrades One-Fifth of Broadband Customers

Australia, International July 16th, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2010 – One-fifth of Telstra customers in a previous broadband desolate area have upgraded their home networks from copper broadband connections.

Telstra had an area that included 1,500 households in its trial fiber-to-the-home project. Around 300 households signed up for fiber networks as a part of the two-month pilot program. Telstra provided the infrastructure for those 1,500 households to install a fiber connection in an area not used to having broadband.

Simon Hackett managing director of Internode, a provider involved with the trial, said “We’ve certainly signed up enough customers to form a valid set of test cases.”

Google Updates Fiber Project and Launches FiberCommunities.com

Broadband's Impact, Fiber July 15th, 2010

WASHINGTON July 15, 2010- In an update to their fiber project Google has created a new website: www.fibercommunities.com, which includes more detailed information on the status of the project. According to Google, the company has received “1,100 community responses and more than 194,000 responses from individuals.”

In addition to providing a physical connection the company also plans to offer service; but it will also allow third parties to offer their own service on the Google network. The service also will not be free, they intend to offer it at a “competitive price.”

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