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Neville Keynotes June Broadband Breakfast Club Mapping Discussion

Broadband Mapping, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband TV, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, NTIA June 23rd, 2011

WASHINGTON, June 23, 2011 – National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Program Director, Anne Neville, offered the keynote address Tuesday morning at the Broadband Breakfast Club’s June event, ” The National Broadband Map: Policy, Consumer and Economic Development Implications.”

Neville, who oversees the development of the National Broadband Map, kicked off the event with an overview of the program, including how the NTIA obtained data, how the data have been used, and the future of the mapping efforts.

The National Broadband Map: Policy, Consumer and Economic Development Implications from BroadbandBreakfast.com.

ID InSight Says NTIA Mapping Data Is Highly Accurate

Broadband Data, Broadband Mapping, NTIA June 20th, 2011

WASHINGTON June 20, 2011 – The market research firm ID InSight released an analysis of the data collected by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration for the national broadband map, which shows a high level of accuracy in data collection.

“Through our initial analysis of the map, we are seeing very high degrees of accuracy – sometimes exceeding 99 percent when comparing the NTIA map to what we see with Broadband Scout,” said Adam Elliot President of ID InSight.

Expert Opinion: Broadband Adventures in Wunderland: The (Expensive) Myth of Competition

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service June 15th, 2011

The National Broadband Plan won’t do jack until more folks in Wunderland acknowledge and aggressively address one stark truth – broadband competition is mostly a myth, expensively maintained through lobbyists, think tanks and easily-influenced politicians. Until we get meaningful competition, a significant part – though mercifully not all – of Wunderland’s policies will result in dabbling around the edges rather than a meaningful advancement of broadband in the U.S.

Case in point: the misguided attempt by some of Wisconsin’s state legislators to prevent their state universities from using federal stimulus money to advance broadband is purely about AT&T clawing to maintain its near monopolistic hold over broadband there. In this and other states’ legislatures we see cable and telco duopolies roadblocking federal and local efforts to get communities the broadband they want and need.

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