Expert Opinion: Broadcast Broadband to Everyone: Messaging Beyond the Inner Circle
Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion
July 13th, 2011
At MIO, we’re well aware that broadband isn’t being used to its full potential because not enough of the right people know what it is or what it can do for them. And since they don’t know what they’re missing, they’re not asking policymakers or the companies that provide broadband to make it more accessible. This is, in essence, the underlying problem that will perpetuate the digital divide.
Our nation’s goal is to decrease that divide: to help key decision-makers understand what broadband is and why they need it; encourage companies and policymakers to make it widely available; and help communities make the most of the opportunities it offers for economic development, increased quality and reach of services, and jobs.
FCC Heads to L.A. to Boost Broadband Awareness Among Asian Communities
Broadband's Impact, Education, FCC, Minority, National Broadband Plan, States
August 24th, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 24, 2010 – The Federal Communications Commission is headed out to Los Angeles next week to host a forum, a consumer awareness Fair and release translations of the National Broadband Plan’s executive summary in six Asian languages.
Smart Grid Benefits May Require Strings, Industry Reps Say
Smart Grid, States
May 13th, 2009
SAN MATEO, Calif., May 12th, 2009 – Implementing a smart electrical grid could save consumers money while allowing utilities to better serve their customers, a panel of industry representatives said Tuesday during a round-table discussion at the Tech Policy Summit.
Ex-MIT Researcher is Massachusetts' New 'Broadband Czar'
April 29th, 2009
BOSTON, April 29, 2009 – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced Wednesday his appointment of former MIT researcher and state regulator Sharon Gillett as director of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute. The institute was chartered by Patrick in 2008 with the goal of bringing universal broadband service to state residents by 2011.
Legislators See 'Underserved' Definition as First Step for Broadband Stimulus
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
April 5th, 2009
WASHINGTON, April 5, 2009 – Proper oversight of the $7.2 billion Broadband Technology Opportunities Program can only take place if key terms are defined properly, a panel of agency officials and policy experts told a congressional committee on Thursday.
State and Local Regulators Say 'Relevance' Needed For Successful Broadband Adoption
April 4th, 2009
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2009 – Making broadband applications more relevant in underserved and unserved communities could be a better use of stimulus funds than building infrastructure, a group of state and local regulatory officials Friday at a cable industry show here.
Smart Grid May Present New Opportunities for Broadband, Say Experts
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Smart Grid
March 3rd, 2009
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2009 – Revamping the nation’s energy grid for the 21st Century could increase demand for a nationwide broadband network. But a group of experts from government, standards-setting bodies and industry told senators Tuesday that all stakeholders must first do a better job of working together to digitize electricity transmission and delivery systems.
Resolution on FCC Reform Divides NARUC Committee; Universal Service Fund Changes Less Controversial
February 15th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 15, 2009 – State regulatory commissioners are split on how strongly to express longstanding grievances with Federal Communications Commission processes. A resolution on reform of FCC management and practices dominated the agenda as the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners continued its winter meeting Sunday.
States Seeking Better Broadband Nationwide Turn and Make a Local Focus
November 11th, 2008
November 11 – State telecommunications officials concerned about the universal deployment and use of high-speed internet services joined together at a San Jose conference on Thursday to compare notes, plot strategy and encourage programs and activities that will lead to better broadband.
Broadband Census Executive Director to Speak at Federal Communications Commission Summit
November 3rd, 2008
WASHINGTON, November 3 – Drew Clark, Editor and Executive Director of BroadbandCensus.com, will speak in Silicon Valley on Thursday, November 6, at the summit on broadband data sponsored by the Federal Communications Commission and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.