Posts Tagged ‘Scott Wallsten’

Broadband Breakfast Club Webinar on Effectiveness of Broadband Stimulus Program

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband TV, FCC, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service December 17th, 2013

December 17, 2013 – The Broadband Breakfast Club released the video of its webinar earlier today, on “Evaluating the Broadband Stimulus Program: Were Funds Well Spent?”


Broadband Breakfast Club Webinar on Tuesday, December 17, at 11 a.m. ET: ‘Evaluating the Broadband Stimulus Program: Were Funds Well Spent?’

Broadband's Impact, Events, FCC, NTIA December 11th, 2013

WASHINGTON, December 11, 2013 – The Broadband Breakfast Club announced that it will host a free, online webinar on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT, on “Evaluating the Broadband Stimulus Program: Were Broadband Technology Opportunities Program Funds Well-Spent?”

In a session moderated by Drew Clark, Chairman and Publisher of, Gregory Rosston, Scott Wallsten and John Windhausen will debate the Technology Policy Study in the webinar on December 17. Register today!

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Expert Opinion: Technology Policy Institute Study Misunderstands Purpose of Broadband Program

Education, Expert Opinion, Health, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service November 18th, 2013

Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition Finds Fault  with Study Critiquing Broadband Technology Opportunities Program WASHINGTON, November 18, 2013 – The Technology Policy Institute issued a report on Thursday criticizing the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).  Unfortunately, the report reflects a misunderstanding of the purpose of that program. The Technology Policy Institute study of BTOP mischaracterizes […]

At the Broadband Breakfast Club, We’ll Explore ‘What Can Gigabit Do for Me?’

Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Fiber, NTIA, Wireless May 15th, 2013

May 15, 2013 – Gigabit-level connectivity is all the rage. It seems that everyone is asking, What Can Gigabit Do for Me? More and more companies and communities — from established communications companies to new market entrants — have announced plans for deployment that cross that psychological Gigabit-level threshold. But its also important to ask: […]

Joint Center Convenes Panel to Promote Adoption for Underserved Communities

Broadband's Impact, Minority, Mobile Broadband, Universal Service, Wireless March 2nd, 2011

WASHINGTON March 2, 2011 – Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies held a panel on Wednesday on how the federal government should promote broadband adoption and access to underserved communities. The panel served as an update the National Broadband Plan, which came out one year ago.

Research Shows Broadband Adoption Related to Clear Need for Its Use

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Education, Fiber, Health, Minority, Public Safety October 6th, 2010

WASHINGTON, October 6, 2010 – The final day of the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference looked at broadband adoption and universality. The problems addressed are key in helping the government determine how broadband is being adopted and where intervention is necessary.

When It Comes to Spectrum, Can We Make Nice and Share?

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Mobile Broadband, NTIA, Wireless June 4th, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2010 – The issue of spreading around communications spectrum so that businesses, consumers and others can perform and innovate effectively was discussed as a conference hosted by Public Knowledge on Thursday. People Column: Nicole Silverman Joins Qorvis

Broadband's Impact, Premium Content November 6th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 6, 2009 – The corporate communications firm Qorvis has brought Nicole Silverman on board to work on technology and telecom policy issues and reputation management for foreign governments. Silverman, whose title will be director, was most recently an account manager in Waggener Edstrom’s public affairs practice where she oversaw the development and implementation of international public affairs programs for Fortune 500 companies, foundations and trade associations. At Waggener Edstrom, Silverman developed an expertise in telecom policy.

NTIA's Lawrence Strickling Describes Role of BTOP in Broadband Plan, Innovation Strategy

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA, Premium Content October 26th, 2009

NEW YORK, October 26, 2009 – NTIA Administrator Lawrence Strickling, speaking at a telecommunications conference here on Friday, said that a national broadband plan is key to the innovation strategy of the Obama administration, along with expanding research and development, increasing education and providing a strong technological ecosystem. With regard to the Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program funding program, he said that not every good project would be funded, as there simply are not enough funds. At the same time, he said he wanted to make sure that the agency did not fund any bad projects. Leading the Charge for Public and Transparent Data

Expert Opinion September 21st, 2009

WASHINGTON, September 21, 2009 – Broadband data is important for the future of our country – and public and transparent broadband data is even more important. Today, at this moment, the new Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is making a speech in which he is highlighting the vital principle of public and transparent broadband data.

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