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Broadband's Impact/Recovery Act

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

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. Keep Reading

Broadband Data/Expert Opinion

Report Using Census Block Data Finds Broadband Adoption Rate of 72.9 Percent

WASHINGTON, December 7, 2009 - A new report using an innovative approach to broadband data finds that the percentage of households in the United States that have adopted high-speed internet services is 72.9 percent. The report was generated by comparing the Census blocks in which broadband is available with the number of subscribers that carriers report to the Federal Communications Commission. Keep Reading

At Field Hearing on Online Adoption, Commissioner Copps Laments Internet-Only Want Ads

October 6, 2009 - The Federal Communication Commission hosted a “field hearing” in Charleston, S.C., on October 6, 2009, as part of as part of its series of workshops and testimony in preparing a national broadband plan. One panel at the hearing focused on expanding digital literacy to the elderly, and to those whose professions rely heavily on the Internet. Keep Reading

FCC Broadband Roadtrip to South Carolina

The Federal Communications Commission is going to South Carolina on Monday, October 5, and Tuesday, October 6. Today, Today, the FCC hosts a consumer forum on broadband at Ravenel Community Hall in Ravenal, S.C., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The forum, according to the FCC, the event“ is designed to provide an open dialogue between consumers and government officials in order to develop a more comprehensive and inclusive National Broadband Plan.” Keep Reading

Press Releases

BroadbandCensus.com Releases Beta Version of Public Broadband Map in South Carolina; Announces Broadband Census Data LLC

WASHINGTON, September 2, 2009 – BroadbandCensus.com announced that it has released a beta version of a public broadband map of Richland County, South Carolina, which is available at http://broadbandcensusmaps.com. The map presents a Census block-by-Census block display of the availability, technologies and carriers offering broadband service within the area of Columbia, S.C. This beta map continues to be under active development by BroadbandCensus.com, and feedback is encouraged. Keep Reading

Press Releases

Broadband Census State-by-State Articles on Broadband Deployment and Data

WASHINGTON, September 22 – BroadbandCensus.com unveiled a new web site -- BroadbandCensus.com/conference -- for the "Broadband Census for America" Conference on Friday, September 26, 2008.

Additionally, as part of its participation in One Web Day, BroadbandCensus.com published a ready resource of state-by-state articles about broadband deployment and broadband data, in about one-third of the 50 United States. Keep Reading

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