Community Broadband Center Leaders to Gather in Silicon Valley for AnchorNETS and NTIA Event on November 16-17
Broadband's Impact, Gigabit Networks, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Smart Cities
November 10th, 2015
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California – Local broadband institutions seeking to leverage high-speed connectivity for the benefit of their broader communities will benefit from attending the inaugural AnchorNETS conference here on November 16 and 17.
Sponsored by the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition, the AnchorNETS conference is being hosted in conjunction with the federal government’s BroadbandUSA initiative on Tuesday, November 17.
The AnchorNETS event will be keynoted by former Gov. Pat Quinn, the Illinois Democrat responsible for completion of a nearly $100 million, four-year project to install 1,000 miles of fiber-optic infrastructure throughout Illinois.
“Governor Quinn’s role in bringing together state, federal and local resources, from private and public sectors, in the pursuit of improved digital literacy and internet connectivity to Illinois anchor institutions is a model for all public officials,” said John Windhausen, executive director of SHLB Coalition.
Schools, Health and Libraries Conference a Vital Connection for Public Broadband
Education, FCC, Health, Minority, NTIA, Universal Service
May 18th, 2015
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2015 – More than five years after the unveiling of the National Broadband Plan, policy-makers and on-the-ground-advocates seeking to build better broadband networks will convene here this week at the annual conference of the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition.
The conference, “Enhancing Broadband Through Innovation, Investment and Inclusion,” has become the regular Washington gathering point for those engaged in public broadband initiatives.
Among the keynote and plenary sessions at this year’s conference include addresses by Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, former Virginia Gov. and Sen. George Allen, plus Mayor Jill Boudreau of Mount Vernon, Washington.
Rural Telecommunications Congress Videos and Presentations Posted
Broadband's Impact, States, Universal Service
May 18th, 2015
AUSTIN, May 18, 2015 – The Rural Telecommunications Congress posted the entire video and presentations made at the recent Rural Telecommunications Congress held here last month at the Broadband Communities Summit.
The original link to the sessions is at http://www.ruraltelecon.org/2015-rtc-bbc-summit.html
2015 RTC Program Agenda and Session Content
Tuesday, April 14
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Looking Forward by Looking Back: Digital Inclusion from 1980 to Today
From the first community technology center (1980), the first community network (1986), to the first open gov/data initiative (1989), this presentation explores the history, themes, and future of our work.
Moderator: Jane Patterson
– RTC President; President, The View Forward
Speaker: Anne Neville
– Director, NTIA State Broadband Initiative, U.S. Department of Commerce
Digital Nation NTIA-SBI Highlights – session audio
Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition to Meet in Washington This Week
Education, Events, FCC, Health, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Universal Service
May 6th, 2014
WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 – Efforts to construct Gigabit Networks will be featured prominently at the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition meeting this week in Washington, the fourth annual event for this community of broadband users. The even will run from Wednesday, May 7 through Friday, May 9. Registration and the agenda for the event […]
Broadband Breakfast Club Webinar on Tuesday, December 17, at 11 a.m. ET: ‘Evaluating the Broadband Stimulus Program: Were Funds Well Spent?’
Broadband's Impact, Events, FCC, NTIA
December 11th, 2013
WASHINGTON, December 11, 2013 – The Broadband Breakfast Club announced that it will host a free, online webinar on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT, on “Evaluating the Broadband Stimulus Program: Were Broadband Technology Opportunities Program Funds Well-Spent?”
In a session moderated by Drew Clark, Chairman and Publisher of BroadbandBreakfast.com, Gregory Rosston, Scott Wallsten and John Windhausen will debate the Technology Policy Study in the webinar on December 17. Register today!
Expert Opinion: Technology Policy Institute Study Misunderstands Purpose of Broadband Program
Education, Expert Opinion, Health, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service
November 18th, 2013
Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition Finds Fault with Study Critiquing Broadband Technology Opportunities Program WASHINGTON, November 18, 2013 – The Technology Policy Institute issued a report on Thursday criticizing the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). Unfortunately, the report reflects a misunderstanding of the purpose of that program. The Technology Policy Institute study of BTOP mischaracterizes […]
Extending Broadband Well Worth Investments, Say Industry and Nonprofits
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
July 18th, 2009
WASHINGTON, July 18, 2009 – The possible benefits of extending broadband to anchor institution, rural areas, and individual homes is well worth the effort and financial investment, a panel of industry experts and non-profit representatives agreed during a Friday panel discussion.
New Broadband Coalition to Push for Focus on 'Anchor Institutions'
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
June 12th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2009 – 28 separate organizations joined to reinvigorate the public library as a community “watering hole” for broadband access as the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition held a launch event Thursday at Washington’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library .
Fiber-Fed Libraries Can Serve as Agent of Digital Recovery
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA
May 21st, 2009
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2009 – Extending fiber-optic internet service to public libraries would help increase the demand for super-high-speed internet at home, broadband experts said Thursday.
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.