National Cable and Telecommunication’s ‘Adoption Plus Program’ Born on Discussions with FCC Chiefs
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan
December 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 2, 2009 – The nation’s cable television and internet providers are once again making an aggressive push for broadband stimulus funds to be spent on “demand-side” programs as the National Cable and Telecommunications Association announced a pilot program for “Adoption Plus” – a proposal to promote broadband adoption for nearly 3.5 million children of middle school age.
The children targeted by the program live in around 1.8 million low-income households that are eligible for the National School Lunch Program and do not receive broadband services.
Broadband People Column: Rey Ramsey to Leave One Economy for TechNet
Broadband's Impact, Premium Content
November 19th, 2009
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.
National Broadband Plan: Serving the Last, the Least and the Lost
Broadband's Impact, FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan
October 8th, 2009
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.
Adoption is Key for Minority Groups Focusing on Broadband Expansion
Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan
July 21st, 2009
WASHINGTON, July 21, 2009 – The coordinator of the national broadband plan at the Federal Communications Commission, Blair Levin said Monday he is less optimistic about the broadband efforts than he was when he accepted the job.
The Internet: More Than Digital Voice or High-Definition Television
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA, Weekly Report
May 4th, 2009
DALLAS, May 4, 2009 – Broadband is and must be more than better-quality voice signals, higher-definition television, and more digital products bundled together, internet visionary David Isenberg said at the Broadband Properties conference here.
Definition of Innovative Programs at Issue at NTIA Roundtable
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
March 17th, 2009
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2009 – Broadband adoption is widely viewed as spurring innovation, but $7.2 billion had stakeholders gathered at Monday’s public meeting on broadband funding to offer comments on what sort of “innovative programs” could make best use of the funding.