California State Assembly Passes Online Sales Tax Bill
States, The Innovation Economy
June 7th, 2011
WASHINGTON June 7, 2011- The California State Assembly passed a bill last week that would require online retailers such as Amazon to collect state sales taxes on all goods the site sells within the state.
The bill is similar to those that a number of other states and the U.S. Congress are currently debating.
Global Broadband Group Calls for Making Access to High-Speed Networks a Basic Civil Right
Broadband's Impact, International
September 20th, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 20, 2010 – Broadband is tomorrow’s fountain of innovation that can underpin long-term economic competitiveness, said International Telecommunications Union Secretary-General Hamadoun Toure on Sunday in New York. At the second meeting of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development over the weekend, Toure also challenged global leaders to ensure that more than half of the world’s people have access to broadband networks by 2015, and make access to high-speed networks a basic civil right.
NYFI Wants to Provide Free WiFi to New York City
June 17th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2010 – NYFI, a wireless and telecommunications company located near Manhattan, recently announced its intention to begin supply free Wi-Fi coverage to all commuters on New York’s MTA Metro North Railroad. This decision comes after AT&T Mobility announced a similar plan to expand free Wi-Fi in Times Square.
Commerce Announces Final Grant Awards from First Funding Round
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, NTIA, States, Universal Service, Wireless
April 27th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2010 – The Commerce Department has announced nine broadband investments totaling more than $114 million in grants, in more than a dozen states. The announcement marks the final grant awards from the first round of BTOP applications.
Commerce Unveils 10 Grants Worth $357 Million
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, States
February 19th, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 19, 2010 – Commerce Secretary Gary Locke yesterday announced 10 grants totaling $357 million to help spread high-speed Internet access across the country.