Three Women in Communications Policy Highlight Citizen Participation, Activism and Engagement for Broadband
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Fiber, Gigabit Networks, Net Neutrality
September 22nd, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., September 22, 2014 – Three of the most prominent women in communications policy on Thursday highlighted the vital role of citizen participation, activism and corporate engagement to ensure a collective high-speed broadband future. “The next six to eight months are perhaps going to be the most important months in the history of communications […]
Massachusetts Looking for a Few Good Proposals
Broadband Data, Broadband Updates
September 29th, 2009
The Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for General Consulting Services (No. 2010-MBI-01). The goal is to pre-qualify firms to provide consulting services to support the goals, activities, and work products of the MBI.
Massachusetts Offers RFP for Broadband Consultants
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, States
June 30th, 2009
In cooperation with Massachusetts Broadband Institute, the RFP hopes to “solicit responses from firms or teams of firms with experience providing consulting services on the development and operation of broadband infrastructure, writing requests for proposals, outreach and evaluation of industry partners and creating business plans and pricing models.”
Massachusetts Broadband Institute Will Use Mapping to Identify Unserved and Underserved Areas
Broadband Data, States
May 10th, 2009
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2009 – The Massachusetts Broadband Institute on Wednesday announced that it would work with the MassGIS, the state’s Office of Geographic and Environmental Information, to begin to develop a block-level map of broadband infrastructure.
Ex-MIT Researcher is Massachusetts' New 'Broadband Czar'
April 29th, 2009
BOSTON, April 29, 2009 – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced Wednesday his appointment of former MIT researcher and state regulator Sharon Gillett as director of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute. The institute was chartered by Patrick in 2008 with the goal of bringing universal broadband service to state residents by 2011.
Verizon and Free Press Agree that Remote Broadband Requires Monopolies
January 22nd, 2009
January 22, 2009 – Verizon Communications and Free Press agreed that bringing high-speed internet technology to unserved areas of western Massachusetts may result in a monopoly, or a single local telecommunications provider.
Broadband Stimulus Package Should Include Funding for State Data, Says Massachusetts
Broadband Stimulus, States
January 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, January 2, 2009 – Congress and the incoming administration of President Obama should include broadband-related investment in the pending legislation designed to promote economic stimulus, and the federal government needs to begin with better data about broadband availability, said Massachusetts government officials.