Broadband Lifeline and Connect2Compete Mark A New ‘Broadband Moment’ Around Adoption and Usage
Broadband and Democratization, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, Rural Utilities Service, States
July 12th, 2012
July 12, 2012 – If 2008 marked the dawn of our national “broadband moment,” this summer and fall may well be the beginning of a new era of broadband adoption and usage.
A major national initiative, dubbed “Connect2Compete,” is just beginning to find its footing. In a webinar two weeks ago, this collaboration of corporate, philanthropic and community leaders delineated their mission, goals and timetables. It is to use the “power of the internet to improve the lives of low income Americans and their ability to thrive in the global economy.”
Additional, the Federal Communications Commission is in the midst of launching an exciting Broadband Lifeline pilot program. This $25 million pilot program could help pave the way for a Universal Broadband Fund. Such a fund could do for internet connectivity what the Universal Service Fund, in an earlier era, did for making the telephone an anchor of American life. [...]
Knight Digital Media Center on Attending the Next Broadband Breakfast Club
Broadband Calendar, FCC, National Broadband Plan
March 11th, 2010
The Knight Digital Media Center web site promotes the upcoming Broadband Breakfast Club, “Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan: Where to From Here?”
Rep. Terry: Universal Broadband Offers Potential for Businesses and Residents
Broadband Data, Broadband Plan Commentary, Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan
March 10th, 2010
Representing a congressional district that includes Omaha, Nebraska, Republican Rep. Lee Terry knows first hand the benefits of advanced telecommunications. Omaha is home to four Fortune 500 companies and as highlighted in Stephen Colbert’s “Better Know a District,” Omaha is the teleservices capital of the country. Omaha is the teleservices capital not because Omahans lack of a notable accent as Colbert notes, but rather because Omaha has benefited from a very robust telecommunications network. In fact, Omaha has consistently maintained its place at the forefront of new telecommunications technologies. In the early 1980’s, Omaha was one of the first cities in the U.S. to develop a fiber optic cable network. By 1992, multiple carrier fiber optic networks provided service to the Omaha metro area, giving rise to a proliferation of teleservices operations in Omaha.
Agenda for FTC Workshop of Fate of Journalism Features Murdoch and Huffington
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact
November 17th, 2009
The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday released the agenda and speakers for its upcoming workshop, “From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?” The workshop has been organized to consider the emerging issues of an increasingly internet oriented society.
As more consumers turn to the internet for news and information, print news organizations have begun to struggle with the declining ad market. Besides the simple economics of the matter, as online news expands many wonder how the two news formats can successfully coexist.
Will A National Broadband Strategy Solve the Crisis in Journalism?
Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Weekly Report
May 18th, 2009
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2009 – The United States desperately needs a national broadband strategy, agreed a wide range of telecommunications experts, speaking last week at a conference on “Changing Media” at the Newseum in Washington.
Broadband Data Collection Must Be Thorough and Transparent, Say Experts
May 10th, 2009
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2009 – Broadband data collection needs to be more thorough and more transparent than currently existing models, a range of academic experts, builders of telecommunications infrastructure, and a key senator said last week.
BroadbandCensus.com Applies for Knight News Challenge Grant to Enhance Data, Build Out Wiki and Offer Video
November 1st, 2008
WASHINGTON, November 1 – BroadbandCensus.com applied on Saturday for a News Challenge grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The application, which can be viewed online at the newschallenge.org web site, lays out a plan of action for the future work of this web site.
Digital Inclusion About More Than Connectivity, Says One Economy CEO
June 2nd, 2008
Ensuring that all Americans have access to broadband is about more than ensuring high-speed Internet connectivity, said a non-profit organization promoting a philosophy of “digital inclusion.”