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What Worked in Broadband Stimulus, and Why Washington Should Pay Attention (Updated!)

Broadband Calendar, Broadband Stimulus, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service October 18th, 2010

When Washington thinks about the “broadband stimulus,” what should it remember? The federal government spent nearly $7 billion on new, broadband-related activities, that in many respects were completely unlike traditional federal telecommunications spending on telephone service.

Tomorrow’s Broadband Breakfast Club, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 19, at Clyde’s of Gallery Place in Washington, will be one of the first post-stimulus forums to convene the major players and consider these “big-picture” questions. Registration for the event is available at, and (for those outside of Washington) a free video of the event will be made available here later in the week.

Broadband Breakfast Club Convenes Forum to Discuss and Evaluate Broadband Stimulus

Broadband Calendar, Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service October 14th, 2010

WASHINGTON, October 14, 2010 – The internet and intellectual property news service announces the second event in its Fall 2010 – 2011 Broadband Breakfast Club series, “Evaluating the Broadband Stimulus.”

Community Broadband Providers Face Unique Challenges

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, States June 11th, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2010 – Community broadband providers face unique challenges, said a group of experts Thursday at an event hosted by the New America Foundation. Broadband is a local issue and members of the communications community shouldn’t lose sight of that, said author Craig Settles, who is also president of and co-director of Communities United for Broadband, in a speech just prior to the panel discussion.

Broadband Stimulus Applicants: The Dreamers, the Hopefuls and the Planners

Expert Opinion September 11th, 2009

Craig Settles of offers his observations about the NTIA’s broadband stimulus applications: “From what I’ve seen and read about so far, these applications fit into three loosely defined categories: The dreamers, the hopefuls and the planners.”

NTIA Delays BIP-BTOP Broadband Application Deadline to August 20

Broadband Stimulus, NTIA August 13th, 2009

WASHINGTON, August 13, 2009 – The federal government announced on Thursday that it is extending the deadline for electronic applications seeking money to be used for U.S. broadband development, as agency servers have been slow to respond to their unusually heavy load.

Broadband Access Not Enough to Stimulate Adoption, Non-Profit Representatives and Consulting Firm Agree

Broadband's Impact June 17th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2009 – The effort to increase broadband adoption has mainly focused on increasing broadband access and availability to drive demand, this may not be enough to increase broadband adoption.

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