Broadband Breakfast Serves a Thanksgiving Leftover Wrap-Up
Broadband Stimulus, Congress, FCC, Fiber, Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality, NTIA, Smart Grid, Spectrum, States, Universal Service, Wireless
November 25th, 2011
WASHINGTON, November 25 2011 – As we all sit and digest post Thanksgiving, Broadband Breakfast can finally wrap up some stories that we have been interested in over the past couple of weeks but have not had time to get around to. We wanted to draw attention to a couple of the stories below and […]
FiberFete Celebrates City’s Efforts To Build Its Own Information-Age Utility
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan
April 20th, 2010
LAFAYETTE, La., April 20, 2010 – To the extent that the city of Lafayette is famous for anything, it’s probably for its cultural status as the throbbing heart of America’s Cajun country. This week, the burg of 120,000 hosts an annual music and performance arts festival that celebrates its Francophone heritage.
Thousands will fly in from all over the world to attend the event. But among them will also be those who are flying in to both celebrate and to share experiences about building ultra-high-speed internet networks. Those people include urban planners, network engineers and policymakers from around the world who are coming to toast Lafayette’s unlikely achievement of building a 100 Megabit per second (Mbps) peer-to-peer broadband network directly to every single business and residential premise within its city limits.
Week's Links: Julius Genachowski Takes Reins at FCC
Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Premium Content
July 6th, 2009
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2009 – In a speech on Tuesday to staff at the Federal Communications Commission, new Chairman Julius Genachowski said that “if we…harness the power of communications to confront…challenges” such as the economy, education, health care, and energy, “we will…make a real positive difference in the lives of our children and future generations.”
Even Among Supporters, Broadband Plan Is In Eyes of Beholder
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
May 12th, 2009
SAN MATEO, Calif., May 11, 2009 – With the FCC working on a national broadband strategy, many longtime boosters of the plan used a Monday panel at the 2009 Tech Policy Summit to debate what exactly it means to them in terms of speed or technology, and the effect of working with a new administration that is listening and interested.
Lots of Questions, No Easy Answers on Stimulus Funds at Tech Policy "Town Hall"
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, States, Universal Service
May 11th, 2009
SAN MATEO, CALIF, May 11, 2009 – Familiar faces gathered and familiar arguments on the best way to spend $7.2 billion rang out Monday at the San Mateo Marriott as the 2009 Tech Policy Summit kicked off with a Broadband Innovation mini-conference, with an opening “town hall” on the “state of the stimulus.”
Freedom to Connect Panelists Hopeful About Prospects for 'Smart Grid'
April 1st, 2009
SILVER SPRING, Md., April 1, 2009 – Panelists speaking at the Freedom to Connect conference here on Tuesday hopefully urged the possibility that electrical “smart grids” could bring utilities into competition with incumbent telecommunications companies.
Geoff Daily of App-Rising Endorses Public Broadband Mapping
February 8th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 8, 2009 – Fellow journalist Geoff Daily has a wonderful little post over on App-Rising, in which he endorses the principle of public and transparent broadband mapping.
Webcasts of Broadband Breakfast Club Now Available Online
January 15th, 2009
WASHINGTON, January 14, 2009 – Webcasts of the Broadband Breakfast Club, a discussion group on the key issues at the intersection of broadband technology and internet policy, are now available for purchase on the BroadbandCensus.com channel of TV Mainstream.
BroadbandCensus.com to Co-Chair 'Metrics' Working Group of National Broadband Strategy Group
January 10th, 2009
WASHINGTON, January 10, 2009 – The National Broadband Strategy “Call to Action” on Friday announced the co-chairs of six working groups that are seeking to craft national policies to help promote universal broadband throughout the United States.
What Role Does Entertainment, E-government, and Telemedicine Play in Driving Broadband?
December 2nd, 2008
WASHINGTON, December 2, 2008 – Officials representing the users of high-speed internet services – particularly in the fields of entertainment, e-government, and telemedicine – will appear at the next monthly event of the Broadband Breakfast Club on Tuesday, December 9.