Posts Tagged ‘July’

The Week Ahead: State's Rights

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Premium Content July 27th, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2009 – The National Telecommunication and Information Administration views the $240 million that it is awarding in broadband data and mapping grants as a responsibility of state governments, and expects them to be integrally involved in the process.

The Week in Review: National Broadband Plan Steps to the Fore

FCC, National Broadband Plan, Premium Content July 27th, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2009 – The National Broadband Plan took a Great Leap Forward last week as the Federal Communications Communication accepted reply comments on Tuesday (first-round filings were due June 8) in its mammoth proceeding.

BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report July 27th 2009

Premium Content, Weekly Report July 27th, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2009 – Crunch time has begun for broadband stimulus applications. NTIA and RUS concluded their workshops, including a Friday afternoon webinar on broadband data and mapping, and now must post frequently-asked questions on their broadbandusa.gov portal. The FCC’s national broadband plan is also coming into sharper focus.

Q&A with Anthony Wilhelm of NTIA and Ken Kuchno of RUS

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Premium Content July 26th, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2009 – Broadband experts all across the county have been dissecting the Notice of Funds Availability released earlier this month by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. As a special benefit to paid subscribers of its Weekly Report, BroadbandCensus.com here publishes an edited transcript of questions posed and answers given at the Broadband Stimulus Town Hall Webcast co-produced by TV Worldwide and BroadbandCensus.com, and which took place on July 9, 2009.

BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report July 20th 2009

Premium Content, Weekly Report July 20th, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2009 – Officials at the federal agencies focusing on broadband have begun to address layered and complicated questions pertaining to the $7.2 billion in funds for high-speed internet. Critics are also raising their voices. This week, NTIA and RUS explain themselves at three more workshops, and at NARUC in Seattle.

BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report July 13th 2009

Premium Content, Weekly Report July 13th, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2009 – The NTIA and RUS have hit the road through a series of nine workshops, seeking to explain and answer questions about the BTOP/BIP Notice of Funds Availability that the agencies released on July 1. On Friday, the agencies also made broadband grant applications available online.

The Week in Review: Let the Games Begin

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Premium Content July 6th, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2009 – The structure of the federal government broadband stimulus program finally began to take shape last week, as the NTIA and the RUS released regulations laying the framework for the way that many billions of dollars of funds will be spent.

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.”

BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report July 6th 2009

Premium Content, Weekly Report July 6th, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 6, 2009 – Vice President Joe Biden showcased the importance of broadband in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday as the Commerce Department, Agriculture Department and the FCC officially unveiled the eagerly-awaited broadband stimulus regulations. The rules, in two “Notices of Funds Availability,” prescribe the procedures for more than $7.2 billion.

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