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The Proper Role for Broadband Mapping When Implementing Fiscal Stimulus

Expert Opinion March 23rd, 2009

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2009 – According to a research report released Monday by, the broadband mapping provisions associated with the fiscal stimulus act should be (1) Narrowly scoped; (2) Ideally suited to visually depict unserved areas; (3) Related directly and exclusively to expanding the scope the Broadband Data Improvement Act; (4) Potentially misleading and harmful if allowed to drive and dominate the broader need for good-quality broadband data.

Broadband Stimulus Package Should Include Funding for State Data, Says Massachusetts

Broadband Stimulus, States January 2nd, 2009

WASHINGTON, January 2, 2009 – Congress and the incoming administration of President Obama should include broadband-related investment in the pending legislation designed to promote economic stimulus, and the federal government needs to begin with better data about broadband availability, said Massachusetts government officials. Presentation at Federal Communication Commission Broadband Summit

Press Releases November 6th, 2008

SAN JOSE, November 6 – Below is the Power Point Presentation made by Drew Clark, Executive Director,, at the Federal Communications Commission-National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioner’s Joint Summit: Connecting America.

House Defers to Senate Broadband Data Bill; Final Bill Deletes Funding and National Map

Broadband Data October 7th, 2008

WASHINGTON, October 7 – Congress last week passed legislation, the “Broadband Data Improvement Act,” that seeks better information about high-speed internet connections but cuts all authorization of funds – an amount that had totaled $40 million for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2012 in the Senate Commerce Committee version of the legislation.

Comments of in FCC Rulemaking on Broadband Data

Press Releases July 18th, 2008

Regulatory Filing WASHINGTON, July 18 – Because the importance of conducting a national Broadband Census that includes consumer-focused information about broadband competition, broadband speeds and broadband prices, this week urged the Federal Communications Commission to disclose broadband information with the public.

CWA Wants Better Broadband Data, As Does Internet for Everyone

Expert Opinion July 17th, 2008

WASHINGTON, July 17 – Communications Workers of America this past week teamed up with a group of telecommunications companies, cable operators and non-profit groups to push for Congress to pass broadband data legislation. Internet for Everyone also wants better broadband.

Want Better Broadband in America? Take the Broadband Census!

Expert Opinion July 15th, 2008

Commentary WASHINGTON, July 15 – Most Americans who have high-speed Internet can’t imagine life without broadband. How could you connect to the Internet of today without it? In today’s world, broadband is as basic as running water and electricity. And yet the U.S. is falling behind globally.

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