Connecting America, Chapter 2: ‘Goals for a High-Performance America’
FCC, Official Broadband Plan Document, Smart Grid, Universal Service, Wireless
March 26th, 2010
THE MISSION OF THE PLAN is to create a high-performance America—a more productive, creative, efficient America in which affordable broadband is available everywhere and everyone has the means and skills to use valuable broadband applications.
First County to Declare Broadband a Legal Right: Not Finland, but Switzerland
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Universal Service
October 31st, 2009
October 31, 2009 – Finland made headlines earlier this month in declaring that broadband had become a legal right. While this startled some people, the Finns were not the first people to declare this – the Swiss were. Further, in 2003, at the World Summit on the Information Society, a declaration of principles was drafted and signed by a number of nations around the world, including the United States.
U.S. Remains Largest Broadband Market Worldwide, Halts Slide in OECD Rankings
May 21st, 2009
May 21, 2009 – A December 2008 study released Wednesday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shows the United States, already the largest consumer of broadband in the world, appears to be halting its recent slide in international broadband penetration rankings.
CWA Publishes State-by-State Download Speeds. How About Carrier-by-Carrier Speeds?
August 15th, 2008
August 15 – The Communications Workers of America’s Speed Matters blog this week published its state-by-state report on download speeds in the United States. According to the report, the median download speed for the nation was 2.3 Megabits per second, and the report provides state-by-state totals.