Lawmakers Want Stimulus Funds Getting To Rural America; 'Remoteness' Definition Raises Concerns
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
October 27th, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 27, 2009 – Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation raised concerns Tuesday about getting broadband stimulus funds out to remote areas and how these areas should be defined. The discussion took place during an oversight hearing on the process of awarding out the $7.2 billion provided to the federal government by Congress to expand broadband deployment and adoption.
Senators Examine Relationship Between Wireless Carriers, Consumers
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
June 18th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2009 – Wireless carriers deals with equipment vendors and their commitment to rural coverage came under the microscope Wednesday as executives and industry analysts testified before the Senate Commerce Committee during a hearing on “the wireless consumer experience.”
Beset by Large Rural Areas, Arizona Aims to Blend Broadband Data Sources
October 15th, 2008
October 15 – Arizona is on the road to a state broadband policy, but officials recognize that “the opportunity for states to use ubiquitous broadband deployment as a competitive differentiator is quickly passing.” The officials are determined to go beyond market forces in their quest for broadband buildout.