State Telecom Regulators Urge ‘Sunshine Law’ Reform
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, States, Transparency
April 15th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2010 — Federal laws designed to guarantee public access to certain data should be revised to allow members of the Federal Communications Commission to meet more often and work together more efficiently, a group of state telecommunications regulators told members of a House committee in a Wednesday letter.
The Scoop on NARUC: From Washington to Main Street, Broadband Questions Remain
Broadband Stimulus, States
November 18th, 2009
CHICAGO, November 18, 2009 – One striking sentiment dominated this week’s convention of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners: The federal government remains on nearly as steep a learning curve on crafting the future of broadband as many state agencies, and the best work ahead will likely get done when public and private concerns team up.
“Of course more needs to be done, and they’re still learning [in Washington] how to reliably and effectively get the funds out,” said David Svanda of Svanda Consulting in Clarksville, Md., and a past president of NARUC.
NARUC Unveil Web Portal for 'Best Practices' on State Broadband Deployment
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
October 9th, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 9, 2009 – An advisory board to the Federal Communications Commission consisting of state utility regulators has developed a new web portal for tracking and referencing broadband expansion projects nation-wide.
States Seek Best Strategies on Obtaining Broadband Stimulus Funds Close-to-Home
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
March 16th, 2009
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2009 – As the Obama administration on Monday begins poring over the nitty-gritty details about how they will be spending $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus funds, individual states are grappling to find their own best strategies to tap the funds.
States Seeking Better Broadband Nationwide Turn and Make a Local Focus
November 11th, 2008
November 11 – State telecommunications officials concerned about the universal deployment and use of high-speed internet services joined together at a San Jose conference on Thursday to compare notes, plot strategy and encourage programs and activities that will lead to better broadband.
Broadband Census Executive Director to Speak at Federal Communications Commission Summit
November 3rd, 2008
WASHINGTON, November 3 – Drew Clark, Editor and Executive Director of BroadbandCensus.com, will speak in Silicon Valley on Thursday, November 6, at the summit on broadband data sponsored by the Federal Communications Commission and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.
Indiana's Larry Landis: Mapping Provides a Guide for Broadband Policy
October 22nd, 2008
October 22 – In an interview with BroadbandCensus.com, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commissioner Larry Landis reflected on the value of various efforts to obtain broadband data. He also made reference to his earlier work in the private sector, and the impact that high-technology tools can have on such efforts.
Indiana Universities Leading Broadband Investments On- and Off-Campus
October 21st, 2008
October 21 – Universities in Indiana are seeking to stay ahead of a potential traffic jam in broadband demand through investments in broadband infrastructure, cutting-edge research and rural connectivity in the Hoosier state.
Broadband Census for America Conference: About Our Experts
September 24th, 2008
The Broadband Census for America Conference welcomes the nation’s foremost broadband policy-makers and experts on broadband data collection, distribution and mapping. Here are brief biographies on all the conference speakers and panelists as well as key resources to better inform those attending and participating in the Broadband Census for America Conference 2008.
Agenda for Broadband Census for America Conference on September 26, 2008
September 8th, 2008
WASHINGTON, September 8, 2008 – Many of the nation’s foremost broadband policy-makers and experts will analyze and discuss best practices for improving the collection and sharing of public data about high-speed internet access at the Broadband Census for America Conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday, September 26, 2008.