Posts Tagged ‘National Telecommunications Cooperative Association’

A New Era for Broadband Use and Adoption? Collaborative Efforts Between Providers and Internet Educators Lead the Way

Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service July 23rd, 2012

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2012 – The existence of the Federal Communications Commissions Broadband Lifeline Pilot, and the emergence of national public-private organizations focused on computer training could herald the beginning of a new age of broadband adoption and use, said panelists at the Broadband Breakfast Club last week. released the video of the event, […]

Rural Telecom Associations Raise Concerns Over USF Reform

FCC, Universal Service July 18th, 2011

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2011 – The FCC should consider costs and service areas of rural broadband customers as it reforms the Universal Service Fund (USF) to include broadband expansion, urged members of congress and rural telecom associations Thursday.

The rural telecom associations announced at the Capitol building the inauguration of a DC-based print advertising campaign to highlight the economic harm of the FCC’s current proposal. The associations believe that USF reform as it is presently being considered would result in lost jobs, poor health care coverage and stifled innovation due to blocked access to global markets.

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.

Broadband Breakfast Panel Zooms In On Broadband Adoption

Broadband Data, Broadband Mapping, Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact, Education, FCC, NTIA April 20th, 2011

WASHINGTON April 20, 2011- National Telecommunications and Information Administration Deputy Administrator, Anna Gomez offered the keynote address Tuesday at this month’s Broadband Breakfast panel, opening an event where panelists explored how to best to expand broadband adoption and maximize access.

Rural Provider Groups Suggest Solutions on Universal Service Reform

Broadband's Impact, FCC, FCC Comments, States, Universal Service April 19th, 2011

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2011 – The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) and the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO), in conjunction with 30 state and regional associations released to the FCC their recommendations to fix the Universal Service Fund on Monday.

Strickling Addresses NTCA Legislative and Policy Conference

Broadband Mapping, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service March 22nd, 2011

WASHINGTON March 22, 2011-The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, a rural telecommunications association, kicked off their Legislative and Policy Conference Monday with a speech by National Telecommunications and Information Administration Administrator Lawrence Strickling.

FCC Advisor Advocates Universal Service Fund Reform

Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service February 2nd, 2010

TAMPA, Fla., February 1, 2010 – Broadband is as important today as television and radio were in the last century, a senior policy advisor for the Federal Communications Commission said at an association annual meeting this week.

Questions about Broadband Data Swirl at Broadband Policy Summit

Broadband Data June 15th, 2008

June 12 – Questions about the availability and detail of broadband data featured prominently in presentations and in discussions at Thursday’s sessions of Broadband Policy Summit IV.

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