Posts Tagged ‘Minnesota broadband’

Eight States Win Broadband Funds From Agriculture Department

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, States March 23rd, 2010

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday announced broadband infrastructure projects to give rural residents in eight states access to better economic and educational opportunities.

Top This, Topeka: All First-Born Children to Be Named ‘Google’

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates March 10th, 2010

When the city of Duluth, Minnesota, did not receive funding from their broadband stimulus application to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program application, they turned to Google.

A few weeks ago, Google announced their own efforts to expand broadband through a trial of high-speed fiber-optic network which would deliver speeds of one Gigabit per second (1Gbps). As part of their application, the city has even created an amusing Youtube video, saying that all first-born children will be named Google.

Report: New Innovative Schools Should Work Outside of ‘No Child Left Behind’

Broadband's Impact July 31st, 2009

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2009 – Information technology can enable 21st century schools by creating a student-centered learning environment where students learn at their own pace and help teachers guide students as they actively pursue their own learning path, rather than simply present information to a passive audience.

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.

Should the Data in Broadband Maps Be Transparent and Public?

Expert Opinion February 18th, 2009

WASHINGTON, February 18, 2009 – Art Brodsky, communications director at Public Knowledge, has just posted a second piece about Connected Nation. For more than a year, has been presenting an alternative to the proprietary-information model of Connected Nation.

Broadband Census State-by-State Articles on Broadband Deployment and Data

Press Releases September 22nd, 2008

WASHINGTON, September 22 – unveiled a new web site — — for the “Broadband Census for America” Conference on Friday, September 26, 2008.

Additionally, as part of its participation in One Web Day, published a ready resource of state-by-state articles about broadband deployment and broadband data, in about one-third of the 50 United States. Joins with One Web Day: Learn About Your Internet Options and Take the Census

Expert Opinion August 19th, 2008

WASHINGTON, August 19 – is pleased to support One Web Day on September 22, 2008. We join with One Web Day in helping you learn about your internet options and take the broadband census. Doing so will allow all of us to better understand the true state of broadband competition in our communities, our states, our country and our world.

Task Force to Debate Whether A Gigabit Per Second is Too Fast for Minnesota

States August 5th, 2008

August 5 – When it comes to articulating a state broadband policy, many in Minnesota are aiming high – or at least very, very fast.

Europe and Asia are 'Cleaning Our Clock' on Broadband, Says Report Author

Broadband Data July 11th, 2008

WASHINGTON, July 10 – The lack of a cohesive national broadband policy in the United States is hampering the nation’s ability to deploy high-speed broadband, attorney James Baller said Thursday at the Alliance for Community Media conference here.

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