FCC Wrestles With Depth, Breadth of Net Neutrality Comments
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality, Net Neutrality Comments
February 8th, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 8, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission has received thousands of comments both lauding and criticizing its proposed plan to address the controversial issue of network neutrality.
Commerce Department Awards 10 More Broadband Mapping Grants; Total Funding is $97 Million
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus
January 13th, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 13, 2010 – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration on Tuesday announced that it has awarded grants to fund broadband mapping and planning activities in Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas under NTIA’s State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program.
With the grants, the NTIA has awarded 51 of the 56 applications: one for every state, plus the district of Columbia and five territories. The NTIA has spent approximately $97 million on the applications, the agency said.
Week in Review: Application Roundup
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Premium Content, States
August 31st, 2009
WASHINGTON, August 31, 2009 – Although the NTIA and RUS are expected to release the names of the applicants for broadband stimulus funding later this week, the names of many of the applicants are emerging through press releases and through reporting by a wide variety of organizations.
Wattsburg Overjoyed With Biden Visit; May Already Be Ahead in School Broadband Access
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
July 1st, 2009
WATTSBURG, Penn., July 1, 2009 – Wattsburg citizens were overjoyed with Vice President Joe Biden and company’s Rural Broadband Tour. But the town may also serve as a benchmark for public broadband access.
Vice President Biden to Promote Broadband Stimulus in Erie, Penn.
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
June 29th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2009 – As first reported in BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report, the White House announced on Monday that Vice President Biden will travel to Pennsylvania – in Erie – to highlight broadband stimulus funding.
NTIA Does End-Run Around 'Buy American' Requirements
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Premium Content
June 29th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2009 – The broadband policy world took a number of significant steps forward last week with the confirmation on Thursday of Larry Strickling as the head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and of Julius Genachowski as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
Virginia, Pennsylvania Discuss State Maps of Broadband Availability
April 22nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2009 – With the fast-moving broadband stimulus package almost certain to stretch the capabilities of federal agencies such as the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, state governments and agencies say they can help expedite the process.
Graham Richard, Former Mayor of Fort Wayne, at April Broadband Breakfast Club
April 13th, 2009
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2009 – Graham Richard, the former mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, has agreed to join the panel discussion for the April meeting of the Broadband Breakfast Club, which takes place on Tuesday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Old Ebbitt Grill.
April Broadband Breakfast Club on the Role of States in Stimulus Spending
April 8th, 2009
WASHINGTON, April 8, 2009 – With the fast-moving broadband stimulus package almost certain to stretch the capabilities of federal agencies such as the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration, state governments and agencies say they can help expedite the process.
AT&T Lobbyist Says Telecom Company to Alter High-Speed Advertising
July 23rd, 2008
July 22 – A senior AT&T lobbyist said that his company would alter the way that it advertises its high-speed internet tiers, and hinted that the telecommunication giant would soon move to usage-based billing.