Profiles of Prospective Candidates to be FCC Chairman: Mignon Clyburn and Tom Wheeler
Congress, FCC, People, Wireless
March 27th, 2013
WASHINGTON, March 27, 2013 – This week BroadbandBreakfast.com will begin a series profiling many of the top prospective candidates that might be selected to serve as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Julius Genachowski, the 29th chairman, on Friday announced that he would step down within a few weeks. Mignon Clyburn joined Genachowski as one […]
Commerce, Agriculture Departments Announce $1.8 Billion in New Broadband Grants
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, NTIA, Public Safety, Rural Utilities Service, States
August 18th, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 18, 2010 – The departments of Agriculture and Commerce announced a new set of broadband grants totaling $1.8 billion across 37 states. The 94 projects announced include the first satellite projects under this grant system.
Backlash Against Broadband Stimulus Begins in Maine, With Proposed Legislation
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates
December 31st, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 31, 2009 – The legislative backlash against projects that have been awarded federal stimulus funding has begun, as two bills were introduced in the Maine legislature to de-fund a $25.4 million University of Maine broadband project.
First Broadband Stimulus Funds to Middle Mile Projects, Libraries and Rural Last-Mile
December 17th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 17, 2009 – The broadband stimulus projects identified in a White House report issued Wednesday, and embargoed for release Thursday, include the following:
Broadband Stimulus Rush Begins with $182 Million Dispensed Today in Dawsonville, Ga.; Less Than 3 Percent of Total Funds
December 17th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 17, 2009 – The White House announced that $182 million in federal funding for broadband stimulus funding will be dispensed Thursday by Vice President Joe Biden at Impulse Manufacturing in the rural town of Dawsonville, Ga.
The initial grants are the first of a $2 billion disbursement in broadband funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act over the next 75 days, the White House said.
The funding, said the White House, is “to bring broadband to communities that currently have little or no access to the technology.”
Broadband Stimulus Grants Expected on Thursday
Broadband Stimulus, States
December 16th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 16, 2009 – The White House Office of Vice President Joe Biden is planning on traveling to Dawsonville, Georgia, on Thursday, to make an announcement on the stimulus act Congress approved in February. He will discuss how the recovery act investments are “improving communities and creating jobs in Georgia and rural areas across the country.” Biden will be joined by Governor Sonny Perdue.
Big Media Meets Law Enforcement at White House; Biden Announces Focus on Intellectual Property Theft
Broadband's Impact, Copyright
December 16th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 16, 2009 – The U.S. is committed to an inter-agency process for combating piracy of American intellectual property, Vice President Joseph Biden said Tuesday during a press availability with top law enforcement officials.
Appearing at the White House complex with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, the directors of the FBI, Customs and Border Protection, and the United States Secret Service, as well as the chief executives of the nation’s largest entertainment companies.
The meeting was followed by a closed-door, roundtable discussion on international intellectual property theft.
Biden, Top Officials and Executives To Discuss Intellectual Property
December 14th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 14, 2009 – Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to hold a roundtable discussion Tuesday on the Obama Administration’s commitment to enforcing laws against intellectual property infringement. “This White House meeting is the first of its kind, and will bring together all of the stakeholders to discuss ways to combat piracy in this rapidly changing technological age,” according to a White House press release.
Biden Touts Broadband Among Stimulus Funding, Although Nearly No Funds Released
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, NTIA
October 11th, 2009
Vice President Joe Biden gave an update on Thursday of the grants issued under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, including broadband. Although practically no funds have yet been issued for broadband, the subject was included in the update of programs that are a part of the “president’s overall commitment to a lay a new foundation for economic growth in the 21st century” – together with smart grid, high-speed rail and health information technology.
Biden Announces Stimulus Targets for Year's End
October 1st, 2009
Vice President Joe Biden announced Thursday new targets for projects funded under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Among the new targets were nine sets of specific objectives for Federal agencies for the final 90 days of 2009.