U.S. Broadband Deployment and Speeds are Beating Europe’s, Says Scholar Touting ‘Facilities-based Competition’
Broadband Data, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan
June 10th, 2014
WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 – In spite of press reports to the contrary, U.S. broadband coverage is not falling behind European levels of service, academic Christopher Yoo said on Wednesday at the National Press Club. “It seems like every other week there’s a new infographic or news story that talks about how the U.S. is […]
Connecting America, Chapter 2: ‘Goals for a High-Performance America’
FCC, Official Broadband Plan Document, Smart Grid, Universal Service, Wireless
March 26th, 2010
THE MISSION OF THE PLAN is to create a high-performance America—a more productive, creative, efficient America in which affordable broadband is available everywhere and everyone has the means and skills to use valuable broadband applications.
National Broadband Plan: A Look at Chapters 1 & 2
Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, Smart Grid, Universal Service, Wireless
March 26th, 2010
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2010 – The national broadband plan aims to present not just a roadmap of how to expand broadband but also to provide a long-term vision of innovation. While the first chapter of the plan explains its overarching goals and congressional mandate, the plan is really outlined in the second chapter. The plan has six goals that the Federal Communications Commission plans to achieve through four general recommendations.
Sweden Takes Top Spot from U.S. in Global Scorecard
Broadband Data, Broadband Updates, International, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
February 11th, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 11, 2010 – Sweden has nabbed the top spot from the United States on a global scorecard that measures nations’ digital connectivity and how it contributes to economic growth.
U.S. Takes Top Spot in Global Connectivity Study Commissioned by Nokia
Broadband Data, International
February 1st, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 1, 2010 – The United States took the top spot on the 2009 Connectivity Scorecard, a research project linking increased national technological connectivity with socio-economic transformation.
Professor Leonard Waverman of the London Business School and economic consulting firm LECG put together the scorecard focusing on 50 countries using metrics such as national usage, skills and infrastructure.
Waverman found that the United States leads more categories than any other nation – its person computer penetration of businesses is excellent and the nation takes top prize in secure server deployment. However, he found that consumer infrastructure does not score as highly for the United States as its other metrics and its “broadband and 3G penetration are average.”
OECD Releases Latest Broadband Statistics
Broadband Data, Broadband Updates
December 11th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 11, 2009 – The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development updated its broadband statistics Friday to reflect that the number of broadband subscribers in OECD member states increased by 10 percent from June 2008 to June 2009.
U.S. Broadband Ranking Needs Qualification, Experts Agree
June 5th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 5, 2009 – With Broadband being a keystone aspect of President Obama’s economic policies, it is important to understand where America’s broadband deployment and adoption rates stand internationally, a panel of experts agreed on Friday.
OECD Broadband Ranking System Needs Restructuring, Says Think Tank
July 29th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 29 – Basing telecommunications policy around the faulty ranking system of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development would lead to an “ill-defined national broadband strategy,” officials from the Phoenix Center think tank said Monday.