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Rural Telecommunications Congress Takes Center Stage at Broadband Communities Conference – For a $195 Price

Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, Universal Service April 9th, 2015

__1421904841AUSTIN, April 9, 2015 - The Rural Telecommunications Congress (RTC) will take center-stage at the 2015 Broadband Conference Summit here next week. Preconference workshops begin on Monday, April 13 and the Summit continues from Tuesday, April 14 through Thursday, April 16.

For the seventh year in a row, the 12-year-old- Rural Telecom Congress has been partners with the Broadband Communities Magazine to improve broadband availability and usage across Rural America.

FOR THE SPECIAL RATE OF $195, you can register for the full conference. This represents a $700 savings from the full conference cost.  RTC invitees use the code RTC195 to register at a special rate.  This includes all meals, refreshments , evening Receptions,  and admission to all sessions.  When registering, choose the “code holders” option and enter “RTC195” when prompted.  Go to the registration page at:

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Title II Reclassification of Broadband On The Table

Broadband's Impact, Net Neutrality, Universal Service September 18th, 2014

WASHINGTON, September 18, 2014 – During a House Small Business Committee meeting on Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler comfortably discoursed on his years as a small business owner. The hearing covered topics including broadband’s impact on small businesses, that lack of rural broadband competition and network neutrality. The FCC “will continue to orient […]

Join the Campaign to Bring Internet Home to Mom

Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service September 7th, 2010

Join the cause to bring home the internet to mom and the kids on the farm. BIHT’M (Bring Internet Home to Mom) leads the fight to reconnect a mother with her property, relations and the world around her. The time for seclusion is over. Let the inundation of over-stimulation in the information age commence!

In Dallas, Rural Aspects of National Broadband Plan Discussed

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA April 28th, 2010

DALLAS, April 28, 2010 – There are a daunting number of rural American that do not have access to broadband, Rob Curtis, deployment director of the Federal Communication Commission’s omnibus broadband initiative, said at the Broadband Properties Summit here.

With 14 million Americans without access to broadband, or at least twelve-hundred feet from a fiber connection; Curtis tasked the FCC to finalize that number using various means of statistical data. The goal was to enable the distribution of first round broadband stimulus grants into the hands of applicants clamoring to build new infrastructure. His task included coming up with an economic model that realistically supported the best case scenario for economic viability.

Rural Broadband Forum: Connecting Rural Leaders For Broadband

Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan April 28th, 2010

DALLAS, April 28, 2010 – Day Two at the 2010 Broadband Properties Summit here began with a discussion by broadband experts about how to connect rural leaders into the broadband equation.

Moderated by Bill Shuffstall, extension educator at Pennsylvania State University, forum speakers included Mark DeFalco, telecommunications initiative manager for the Appalachian Regional Commission; Greg Laudeman, of the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Institute of Technology; Richard Lowenberg, founder of the 1st-Mile Institute; and Brent Legg, director of stakeholder relations for Connected Nation.

Broadband Plan Commentary: The Transmission Project

Broadband Plan Commentary, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan March 29th, 2010

The Transmission Project congratulates the Federal Communications Commission on its formal release of a National Broadband Plan. We honor the Commission for its planning approach, making sure that voices inside and outside of Washington, D.C., were included in the process using a range of media, including in-person conversation.

New York Senator Wants Rural Broadband Action

Broadband Updates, Universal Service December 23rd, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 23, 2009 – Proponents of Broadband over Power Lines got a boost last week as Sen. Kristen Gillibrand, D-N.Y., introduced the Rural Broadband Initiative of 2009, to amend the Rural Electrification Act to include programs meant to bring broadband to areas where BPL might be most effective.

Ireland as a Model for the U.S. in Next Generation Broadband

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA June 27th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2009 – Higher-speed broadband connectivity and prompt broadband investments will aid social and economic goals, Ireland’s Department of Communications Minister Eamon Ryan said in a report issued on Monday.

Satellite, Broadband over Power Lines and Microwave Technologies Contend for Stimulus Funds

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA June 9th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2009 – A diverse “undercard” of broadband technologies is being largely overlooked in the battle for stimulus dollars, a panel of industry representatives said Tuesday at the June Broadband Breakfast Club.

Internet Use Vital to Rural Economy, USDA Report Finds

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus March 3rd, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2009 – Most rural Americans do not subscribe to high speed internet services, according to an Agriculture Department report released last week.

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