Expanding the Benefits of Broadband in Mississippi
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, NTIA
April 8th, 2015
Expanding the Benefits of Broadband in Mississippi February 11, 2015 by NTIA The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s BroadbandUSA team convened a productive workshop in Jackson, Miss., last week to explore ways to close the digital divide in a state that continues to expand broadband connectivity and adoption. The event was the second in a […]
FCC Chairman Wheeler Continues Push for E-Rate Modernization, Targets ‘Rural Fiber Gap’
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Fiber
September 29th, 2014
WASHINGTON, September 29, 2014 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said that the agency was committed to modernizing the E-rate program. He made the statement in remarks at the 2014 Educational Technology Summit here in Washington. Schools and libraries participating in the FCC’s E-rate program must pay the best rates available for high-speed connectivity. He said the […]
Internet Protocol Transition a Critical Step To Ensuring Public Safety, Say Senate Hearing Witnesses
Broadband Mapping, FCC, Fiber, Public Safety
June 11th, 2014
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 – Even the quickest and best-designed networks can succumb to Mother Nature when a hurricane or tornado strikes a community. And when thousands of people dial 911 at the same time, modern-day networks simply aren’t equipped to handle traffic of such tremendous scale. That was the message delivered at a Thursday […]
Building Gigabit Networks: Three Powerful New Financing Models in Utah, Mississippi and Texas
April 29th, 2014
April 29, 2014 – As communities across the country consider ways to build Gigabit Networks, a range of public- and private-financing models are now being considered in geographies as diverse as the Wasatch Front in Utah, rural Mississippi; and College Station, Texas. Three separate financial models were explored earlier this month at the Broadband Communities […]
Mississippi Partners With Mapping Firm BroadMap
Broadband Stimulus, National Broadband Plan, States
February 2nd, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 2, 2010 – Mississippi’s Office of the Governor and broadband mapping firm BroadMap have announced that they plan to work together to collect and verify the availability, speed and location of high-speed Internet access across the state.
Commerce Department Awards 10 More Broadband Mapping Grants; Total Funding is $97 Million
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus
January 13th, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 13, 2010 – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration on Tuesday announced that it has awarded grants to fund broadband mapping and planning activities in Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas under NTIA’s State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program.
With the grants, the NTIA has awarded 51 of the 56 applications: one for every state, plus the district of Columbia and five territories. The NTIA has spent approximately $97 million on the applications, the agency said.