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One Economy ‘Application for Good’ Winners Announced

WASHINGTON June 14, 2011- The One Economy Corporation, in conjunction with AT&T, announced the winners of the "Applications for Good" contest on Tuesday. “Technology is important, but today’s event shows that what really matters is how people, families and communities use technology to make their lives better,” said Kelley Dunne, President and CEO of One Economy. “We must constantly challenge ourselves to seek creative ways to meet people where they are in delivering resources that can truly transform communities.” Keep Reading

AT&T And One Economy Team Up At Broadband Properties Summit

DALLAS, April 28, 2011 - One Economy CEO, Kelley Dunne, and representatives from AT&T delivered a joint keynote address at the Broadband Properties Summit on Tuesday, touting the power of broadband to facilitate the innovation economy and empower minority populations. "I believe [broadband] is changing the way we live, work, and play," said Bob Bickerstaff, vice president of consumer data products at AT&T. Keep Reading

Experts Discuss National Broadband Plan at the Broadband Breakfast Club

WASHINGTON March 17, 2011 - On the one-year anniversary of the announcement of the National Broadband Plan, Broadband Breakfast gathered key industry experts to offer criticism and discuss the government’s implementation of the plan.

The National Broadband Plan: A One-Year Update from BroadbandBreakfast.com.

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Broadband's Impact

Broadband Adoption Panel Emphasizes Making a Use Case

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2010- Broadband adoption is a multifaceted and complex issue which involves a number of stakeholders and was the subject of the second panel at the Broadband Policy Summit VI. The panel consisted of representatives from organizations that advocate on the behalf of the elderly, rural Americans, and low income Americans. Keep Reading

NTIA Comments/Recovery Act

Minority Groups Want Special Rules For Tribal Areas

WASHINGTON, December 16, 2009 - A number of groups representing minority interests are advocating that special rules be created by the government for Native Americans applying for broadband stimulus grants. The awards are being decided by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration and Agriculture Department’s Rural Utilities, which were charged by Congress in January to distribute $7.2 billion of federal funding to expand broadband penetration across the country. Keep Reading

Elected Officials Say Broadband Plan Must Give Role to States and Localities

WASHINGTON, December 9, 2009 - Mayors and state elected officials emphasized the value and importance of local engagement in initiatives designed to promote high-speed internet access at a Wednesday morning workshop at the Federal Communications Commission. Three Commissioners plus Chief Diversity Officer Mark Lloyd gathered to discuss the particular role that local and state governments have in promoting broadband for under-served communities. Keep Reading

Broadband People Column: Rey Ramsey to Leave One Economy for TechNet

WASHINGTON, November 19, 2009 – Rey Ramsey, the head of non-profit organization One Economy Corp., is leaving to head the technology industry fundraising organization, the group said Thursday. Ramsey will assume his new leadership role beginning in January. TechNet’s former president, Lezlee Westine, left the organization in May to head the Personal Care Products Council. Keep Reading

Broadband Updates/Wireless

Google Provides Free Holiday Wi-Fi In Airports

Google is now a wireless carrier, working with airports across the country to provide free wireless from now through January 15, the company said Tuesday. Currently, the wireless will be available in 47 airports including: Las Vegas, San Jose, Boston, Baltimore, Burbank, Houston, Indianapolis, Seattle, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, St. Louis and Charlotte. Google is working with Boingo Wireless, Advanced Wireless Group, Airport Marketing Income and others on the initiative. Keep Reading

National Broadband Plan: Serving the Last, the Least and the Lost

October 8, 2009 - The national broadband plan needs to focus on “the least, the last and the lost,” according to panelists participating in the Federal Communications Commission’s field hearing on mobile applications and radio-frequencies Thursday in San Diego, Calif. The “least” would include those in the lower income bracket, while the “last” are those in the outer limits of technology, panelists said. Keep Reading

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