How Should the FCC Regulate Broadband? A Roundup of ‘Third Way’ Comments
FCC, FCC Comments, Net Neutrality, Net Neutrality Comments
July 16th, 2010
WASHINGTON July 16, 2010 – After the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision upholding Comcast’s ability to thwart broadband traffic over the peer-to-peer file-sharing software BitTorrent, the Federal Communications Commission was faced with uncertainty in regulating broadband.
In order to give the FCC firmer ground to regulate internet services, agency Chairman Julius Genachowski announced a proposal that has been dubbed the “Third Way” between regulating and deregulating internet services.
Thursday was the deadline for comments from the public regarding the notice of inquiry which was issued in June. Consumer groups and content makers praised aspects of the “Third Way,” while internet service providers were largely opposed.
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.
National Broadband Plan: A Look at Chapter 6 and Infrastructure
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, States
April 23rd, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 23, 2010 – Chapter Six of the National Broadband Plan tackles one of the most basic issues with broadband expansion by focusing on infrastructure. This chapter deals with the physical act of laying cables and erecting antennae.
Commerce Announces Investments in Washington, Ohio
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, States
March 2nd, 2010
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2010 – The Commerce Department announced broadband investments in Washington and Ohio this week.
ZeroDivide Looks for Broadband Grant Partnerships
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
July 31st, 2009
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2009 – ZeroDivide, an investor in community enterprises leveraging technology to help underserved communities, is looking for non-profit partners to apply for broadband monies that are part of the national economic stimulus plan.