Posts Tagged ‘fiscal stimulus’

Rural Mobile Group Pushes 'Bill of Rights' for Broadband Users

Universal Service March 25th, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2009 – A consortium of broadband interest groups calling itself the Rural Mobile Broadband Alliance (RuMBA) USA, on Wednesday announced its “Broadband Bill of Rights.”

The Proper Role for Broadband Mapping When Implementing Fiscal Stimulus

Expert Opinion March 23rd, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2009 – According to a research report released Monday by BroadbandCensus.com, the broadband mapping provisions associated with the fiscal stimulus act should be (1) Narrowly scoped; (2) Ideally suited to visually depict unserved areas; (3) Related directly and exclusively to expanding the scope the Broadband Data Improvement Act; (4) Potentially misleading and harmful if allowed to drive and dominate the broader need for good-quality broadband data.

Government Should Promote Broadband Adoption and Focus on the Unserved, Says Cable Chief

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA March 5th, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2009 – Broadband stimulus funds should be prioritized to unserved areas and encourage greater adoption, National Cable and Telecommunications Association president and CEO Kyle McSlarrow wrote in a Thursday letter to members of Congress.

The New York Times Highlights Consumers' Need for Carrier-Specific Broadband Data

Expert Opinion February 11th, 2009

WASHINGTON, February 11, 2009 – The New York Times highlights the efforts of BroadbandCensus.com to build a publicly-available database of the speeds, prices, availability, reliability and competition in the local broadband marketplace.

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