FCC Broadband Czar Says Agency Plan Is Start of 'Dynamic Process'
FCC, National Broadband Plan
September 3rd, 2009
WASHINGTON, September 3, 2009 – Federal Communications Commission broadband czar Blair Levin dismissed critics of the commission’s process in creating a national broadband strategy and promised a steady push forward with clear goals in mind.
Health Care, Wireless Can Drive Broadband Adoption, Experts Tell FCC
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA
August 20th, 2009
WASHINGTON, August 20, 2009 – One of the largest challenges in developing a national broadband plan will be to find out who has it, who doesn’t and what it is used for, said Consumer Research Director John Horrigan in his opening remarks at an FCC staff workshop.
A Crowdsourced National Broadband Census: The Time is Now!
Broadband Data, Expert Opinion, FCC, National Broadband Plan
July 19th, 2009
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2009 – Carl Malamud’s talking on O’Reilly’s Radar about the need for a national broadband census. One of the things that BroadbandCensus.com has been doing since our launch, in January 2008, is to provide a crowdsourced, public and transparent collection of data about local broadband Speeds, Prices, Availability, Reliability and Competition. We call this the Broadband ‘SPARC.’
DTV Transition Won't Upset NTIA, FCC Efforts on Broadband; Agencies Say They're Well Staffed on Both Fronts
Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA
June 17th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2009 – Last Friday’s nationwide transition from analog to digital television doesn’t mean a quick refocusing of manpower to broadband stimulus efforts at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, agency officials said.
Wireline, Wireless Providers Clash on USF Reform, Special Access, Adoption in Broadband Strategy Comments
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service
June 10th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2009 – In comments filed Monday before the Federal Communications Commission on its plan to unveil a national broadband strategy, Old foes got a fresh chance to spar over long-standing battles on Special Access rates, Universal Service reform, and deployment versus adoption rates as a metric for success.
First Pitch: Levin’s Engagement Raises Stake for National Broadband Policy
Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Premium Content
June 8th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2009 – Late Friday afternoon, the Federal Communications Commission announced that Blair Levin, former chief of staff to Clinton FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, will be rejoining the commission “to help coordinate its development of a national broadband plan.”
Tech Policy, Broadband Still at Top of Obama's List, Says Crawford
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA
June 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2009 – Just 133 days into the Obama administration, technology policy and broadband deployment are issues “at the heart of this administration’s plans for the future,” special assistant to the president for science, technology and innovation policy Susan Crawford said Tuesday during opening remarks at the Computers, Freedom, Privacy conference in Washington.
Data Mapping Takes Center Stage in Broadband Policy
Broadband Data, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Premium Content
June 1st, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2009 – Reading through the Federal Communications Commission’s 90-page report, “Bringing Broadband to Rural America,” it is clear that questions of broadband data loom large over the pending national broadband strategy.
FCC Moving 'Full Speed Ahead' on Broadband Plan, Says Copps
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA
May 20th, 2009
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2009 – Though confirmation proceedings for his successor remain postponed, Acting Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Copps (D) isn’t slowing down in the drive to achieving one of his long-standing goals: a national broadband strategy for the United States.
With Unanimous Excitement, FCC Kicks Off National Broadband Plan
FCC, National Broadband Plan
April 8th, 2009
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday approved a notice of inquiry seeking comments on the FCC’s role in developing a national broadband strategy – a key part of the broadband stimulus portion of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.