An Organized Broadband System at the State Level
Broadband Stimulus, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
April 8th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2010 – The elements of an organized broadband system at the state level will vary depending upon geographic and economic characteristics. Urban and more populous areas will require middle-mile infrastructure to serve larger institutions, while existing last mile coverage may be adequate. Secondary and rural markets may require less extensive institutional capacity, while last mile coverage remains unacceptable.
Round Two Broadband Stimulus Fundamentals
Broadband Stimulus, Expert Opinion, NTIA
February 17th, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 17, 2010 – The two branches of the government responsible for doling out grants and loans to improve the nation’s broadband connections announced on Jan. 15 revised parameters for their second round of funding.
Wireless Broadband Challenges Include Rolling Up WISPS and Obtaining Stimulus Funding
Broadband Stimulus, Expert Opinion, Wireless
January 31st, 2010
GERMANTOWN, Md., January 31, 2010 – Two of the biggest challenges facing the expansion of wireless broadband in this country include the disparate number of rural and remaote wireless carriers, and how to ensure that stimulus funding goes to wireless carriers.
The Wireless Internet Service Provider Directory lists 1,860 WISPs in the U.S., while another directory includes over 2,500. Notwithstanding, there exist numerous other WISPs that are simply not contained in these directories.
The Rise of the Middle Mile in Obama’s Theory of Broadband Stimulus
Broadband Stimulus, Expert Opinion
December 21st, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 21, 2009 – Last Thursday’s announcement of broadband stimulus – even if it was about two-and-a-half percent of the total broadband stimulus funding – was like manna to broadband industry.
Whether or not broadband activists and broadband builders believe that the federal government will end up playing a significant part of the telecommunications industry, the tension-in-waiting for action has been palpable and long-building.