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South Carolina and Rhode Island Score Big Wins in Public Broadband Computing

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WASHINGTON, February 5, 2010 – The Commerce Department on Friday announced two additional broadband stimulus funding grants: $5.9 million to the South Carolina Technical College System, and $1.2 million to a consortium of Rhode Island’s 71 public libraries.

Both grants were made under the portion of funds — $50 million in the first round of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program — earmarked by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration for public computing centers.

“Thanks to this funding, public computer centers and computer labs throughout the state of South Carolina will be able to serve more than twice the current number of users,” Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said in a statement.

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BroadbandCensus.com Executive Director Drew Clark to Moderate Panel on 'New England and Broadband Recovery Act'

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WASHINGTON, April 3, 2009 – BroadbandCensus.com Executive Director Drew Clark will participate in a webcast on “New England and the Broadband Recovery Act,” hosted in Boston and available online over the Internet, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET on Friday, April 3, 2009.

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States Likely to Have Extensive, Expanding Role in Communications Landscape

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WASHINGTON, April 2, 2009 – The role of states in the communications landscape were discussed in a Wednesday panel of state public utility commissioners at the Cable Show here.

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Hawaii Broadband Task Force Aims to Tackle Problems of Speed, Competition

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August 9 – In an attempt to increase speeds, lower prices and enhance consumer choices, the Hawaii legislature last year created a Hawaiian Broadband Task Force to study problems associated with high-speed internet access.

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