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Expert Opinion: Broadband Adventures in Wunderland: The Myth of the $7 million home

Broadband Mapping, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Education, Expert Opinion, Health July 21st, 2011

If it were a piece of classical music, the “study” by Navigant Economics’ Jeffrey Eisenach and Kevin Caves could easily be titled “Variations on a False Narrative in the key of F.” They claim, after a review of three (count ‘em, 3) of the hundreds of broadband grants, the broadband stimulus cost too much for too little ROI.

The most misleading of the claims, though, is the alleged $349,234 spent per un-served household. Well, I should say the $7 million per un-served household, but I’ll come back to that in a bit.

Free State Foundation Panel Calls for USF, Intercarrier Compensation Reform

Broadband's Impact, Universal Service July 14th, 2011

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 – The Free State Foundation, a free-market think thank, assembled key industry experts Wednesday and pressed for the immediate need for reforms to the Universal Service Fund and Intercarrier Compensation systems.

For the past year, the Federal Communications Commission has worked on updating the Universal Service Fund to handle the demands of broadband expansion rather than voice service.

Baker to Leave FCC to Lobby for NBCUniversal

FCC, People May 12th, 2011

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 – FCC Commissioner, Meredith Baker, announced Wednesday that she will resign her post on June 3, after which she will begin her tenure as a lobbyist for NBCUniversal.

Baker’s served as one of the five FCC commissioners for less than two years, after being sworn in by President Barack Obama in July, 2009. Previously, she spent five years during the second Bush administration at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, where she rose to the top spot in that agency.

TechNet Hosts First Broadband Map Research Meeting

Broadband Data, NTIA March 24th, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 – The bipartisan technology policy group TechNet gathered government officials and leading broadband scholars Tuesday to present the first set of academic research using data from the national broadband map.

NARUC Panel Supports USF Reform

FCC, Mobile Broadband, Universal Service February 16th, 2011

WASHINGTON February 15, 2011 – On Monday, the Telecommunications Subcommittee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners gathered a diverse group of experts to discuss the Proposed Rulemaking on Universal Service Fund Reform the Federal Communications Commission recently issued.

Google-Verizon Announcement Garners Wide Range of Reactions

FCC, Mobile Broadband, Net Neutrality August 10th, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 10, 2010 – The announcement of a joint policy on network neutrality by Google and Verizon has garnered both criticism and support.

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