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The Year in Broadband, 2012: BroadbandBreakfast’s Guide to the Top 10 Events

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service, Wireless December 18th, 2012

December 18, 2012 – The year 2012 has provided significant progress in broadband within the United States. Whether through policy developments, or through technologies advancing the rate of internet speeds, the business case for making use of those higher speeds is also progressing in a meaningful way. It’s almost as if the presidential and other […]

Igniting US Broadband Through Obama Administration Executive Order

Broadband and Democratization, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Education, FCC, Fiber, Health, The Innovation Economy June 20th, 2012

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 — Last Thursday President Obama announced the launch of a new initiative, “US Ignite” and signed an Executive Order reducing the cost and barriers to broadband build out and construction along federal roadways and properties.  The Order aims to make construction 90 percent cheaper and more efficient. The Federal Government owns approximately […]

National Broadband Plan: A Look at Chapter 7 and Research

Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Wireless April 28th, 2010

WASHINGTON, April 28, 2010 – Chapter Seven of the national broadband plan is one of the shortest of the entire document, with a primary focus on research and development. The key recommendation that this chapter makes is that Congress needs to fund long-term projects rather than short-term fast moving ones.

Appropriate Roles for FCC and FTC Could Determine Fate of Broadband Consumers

FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan September 12th, 2009

WASHINGTON, September 9, 2009 – The Internet can serve as a means for enhancing consumer protections, provided that government agencies play their appropriate role in regulating and disclosing the practices of broadband providers, according to a several consumer advocates.

'Big Ideas' on Broadband Likely to Push Threshold of User Adoption, Say FCC Experts

FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan September 8th, 2009

WASHINGTON, September 3, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission broadband workshop on Thursday addressed “big ideas” with the “potential to substantially change the Internet,” in which a range of prominent thinkers attempted to peer into the future of connectivity.

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