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The Year in Broadband, 2012: BroadbandBreakfast’s Guide to the Top 10 Events

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service, Wireless December 18th, 2012

December 18, 2012 – The year 2012 has provided significant progress in broadband within the United States. Whether through policy developments, or through technologies advancing the rate of internet speeds, the business case for making use of those higher speeds is also progressing in a meaningful way. It’s almost as if the presidential and other […]

Rural Broadband Forum: Connecting Rural Leaders For Broadband

Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan April 28th, 2010

DALLAS, April 28, 2010 – Day Two at the 2010 Broadband Properties Summit here began with a discussion by broadband experts about how to connect rural leaders into the broadband equation.

Moderated by Bill Shuffstall, extension educator at Pennsylvania State University, forum speakers included Mark DeFalco, telecommunications initiative manager for the Appalachian Regional Commission; Greg Laudeman, of the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Institute of Technology; Richard Lowenberg, founder of the 1st-Mile Institute; and Brent Legg, director of stakeholder relations for Connected Nation.

Eight States Win Broadband Funds From Agriculture Department

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, States March 23rd, 2010

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday announced broadband infrastructure projects to give rural residents in eight states access to better economic and educational opportunities.

Top This, Topeka: All First-Born Children to Be Named ‘Google’

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates March 10th, 2010

When the city of Duluth, Minnesota, did not receive funding from their broadband stimulus application to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program application, they turned to Google.

A few weeks ago, Google announced their own efforts to expand broadband through a trial of high-speed fiber-optic network which would deliver speeds of one Gigabit per second (1Gbps). As part of their application, the city has even created an amusing Youtube video, saying that all first-born children will be named Google.

Rural Utilities Service Unveils $310 Million in Stimulus Funds for 14 Projects

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, States January 26th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 26, 2010 – The Agriculture Department’s Rural Utilities Service is doling out $310 million in broadband stimulus funds, department Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday.

The monies will be spread throughout 14 projects seeking to bring speedy Internet connections to rural communities in the United States in an effort to lift and grow their economies.

“The awards for these broadband projects will support anchor institutions – such as libraries, public buildings and community centers – that are necessary for the viability of rural communities,” Vilsack said.

NTIA Announces Award for Six More Broadband Mapping Projects

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus November 30th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 30, 2009 – The U.S. government announced Monday that it has awarded millions of dollars to five state entities and one nonprofit organization – Connected Nation – that proposed projects to help collect better data on broadband availability across the country.

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the government agency responsible for taking the lead on broadband data as part of the $7.2 billion broadband stimulus program, announced funding for broadband mapping and planning activities in Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Kansas, Louisiana, and Missouri.

Governors of Illinois and Kansas Winnow State Broadband Stimulus Applications

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Premium Content October 20th, 2009

October 20, 2009 – The states of Illinois and Kansas on Tuesday released their recommendations for the first round of broadband stimulus funding, with Illinois winnowing 140 applicants for broadband projects to a list of 31 proposed projects, and Kansas narrowing its pool of 85 applicants to 22.

Universal Service Fund Should Focus on the Low-Income, Agree Broadband Experts

Broadband's Impact, Universal Service July 21st, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2009 – A panel of broadband experts agreed Monday that the Universal Service Fund should direct more of its funding to low-income areas and away from exclusively focusing on rural high-cost areas, where funds are not being spent efficiently.

NARUC Ratchets Up Call for State Involvement in Disbursement of Broadband Stimulus Funds

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, NTIA Comments April 2nd, 2009

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2009 – The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on Thursday ratcheted up their call for greater state involvement in disbursement and use of the $7.2 billion broadband stimulus funds with a letter to top Commerce and Agriculture Department officials.

Gates Foundation Grants $7 Million to Connected Nation and American Library Association

Broadband Data, States December 19th, 2008

WASHINGTON, December 19 – Connected Nation and the American Library Association will receive a $7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in a broadband initiative designed to improve internet connections in public libraries, the foundation said Thursday.

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