Strickling and Ohio Democrats Poised to Announce Broadband Spending on Low-Income Communities
March 1st, 2010
WASHINGTON, March 1, 2010 – Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling, Sen. Sherrod Brown, and Ohio Representatives Dennis Kucinich, Zack Space and Betty Sutton – all Democrats – are scheduled to announce federal spending aimed at bridging the technological divide and increasing economic opportunities in low-income communities in Cleveland, Akron, and Zanesville, Ohio.
First Broadband Stimulus Funds to Middle Mile Projects, Libraries and Rural Last-Mile
December 17th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 17, 2009 – The broadband stimulus projects identified in a White House report issued Wednesday, and embargoed for release Thursday, include the following:
Broadband Stimulus Rush Begins with $182 Million Dispensed Today in Dawsonville, Ga.; Less Than 3 Percent of Total Funds
December 17th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 17, 2009 – The White House announced that $182 million in federal funding for broadband stimulus funding will be dispensed Thursday by Vice President Joe Biden at Impulse Manufacturing in the rural town of Dawsonville, Ga.
The initial grants are the first of a $2 billion disbursement in broadband funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act over the next 75 days, the White House said.
The funding, said the White House, is “to bring broadband to communities that currently have little or no access to the technology.”
New Leadership at National Association of Consumer Advocates for Utilities
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact
November 19th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 19, 2009 – The National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates announced new leadership, which was elected at the group’s annual meeting from November 15 to 18 in Chicago. Mary Healey of Connecticut was elected president of the organization
NARUC Ratchets Up Call for State Involvement in Disbursement of Broadband Stimulus Funds
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, NTIA Comments
April 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2009 – The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on Thursday ratcheted up their call for greater state involvement in disbursement and use of the $7.2 billion broadband stimulus funds with a letter to top Commerce and Agriculture Department officials.
Should the Data in Broadband Maps Be Transparent and Public?
February 18th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 18, 2009 – Art Brodsky, communications director at Public Knowledge, has just posted a second piece about Connected Nation. For more than a year, BroadbandCensus.com has been presenting an alternative to the proprietary-information model of Connected Nation.
Europe and Asia are 'Cleaning Our Clock' on Broadband, Says Report Author
July 11th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 10 – The lack of a cohesive national broadband policy in the United States is hampering the nation’s ability to deploy high-speed broadband, attorney James Baller said Thursday at the Alliance for Community Media conference here.