Drew Clark to Lead Discussion at Broadband Communities Conference in Chicago on Role of Fiber Networks in Economic Growth
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Events, Fiber, The Innovation Economy
October 28th, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013 – Drew Clark, Chairman and Publisher of BroadbandBreakfast.com, will lead a panel discussion at the Broadband Communities Conference next week on the role of fiber developments in fostering economic growth. The Economic Development Conference Series will be held in Tinley Park, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) from Tuesday, November 5, through […]
Commissioner Rosenworcel Calls Telemedicine a Solution to Lowering Healthcare Costs and Improving Quality
Broadband's Impact, Health
July 3rd, 2013
WASHINGTON, July 3, 2013 – Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel discussed the increasingly important role of telemedicine at the American Telemedicine Association Policy Summit on Friday. Rosenworcel described the growing use of telemedicine, with 10 million Americans benefitting from it in the last year. She highlighted its ability to bring specialists to people who […]
You’ve Heard of Big Data. Learn about Small mHealth, at Tuesday’s Broadband Breakfast Club
Broadband and Democratization, FCC, Health, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
April 15th, 2013
April 15, 2013 – You’ve heard of “big data.” Well, now its time to learn about “small mHealth.” At Tuesday’s Broadband Breakfast Club, we’ll be learning about “Mobile Health: Will Wireless Devices Help Solve the Nation’s Health Crises?” We’ve got an impressive lineup, including a keynote presentation by Jacob Reider, the Chief Medical Officer at […]
Dept. of Agriculture Announces $34.7 million in High-Tech Grants
Broadband's Impact, Education, Health
January 27th, 2011
WASHINGTON, January 27, 2011 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced earlier this week the dispersal of $34.7 million in grants through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program.
Telemedicine Report Shows Strong Growth in BRIC Countries
July 7th, 2010
WASHINGTON July 7, 2010 -Telemedicine is one of the most concrete benefits of faster and more ubiquitous broadband access. The research firm Markets and Markets has just released a report detailing the expansion of telemedicine in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China). The report found a fairly large growth of the market.
Virginia Gov. McDonnell Signs Telemedicine Reimbursement Legislation
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan
April 21st, 2010
The Federal Communications Commission’s national broadband plan seeks to promote telemedicine, but the national health care bill recently-passed by Congress fails to include support for it. However, last week Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) signed SB 675, a health insurance bill that mandates coverage for telemedicine services.
At Field Hearing on Online Adoption, Commissioner Copps Laments Internet-Only Want Ads
FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan
November 5th, 2009
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.
Governors of Illinois and Kansas Winnow State Broadband Stimulus Applications
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Premium Content
October 20th, 2009
October 20, 2009 – The states of Illinois and Kansas on Tuesday released their recommendations for the first round of broadband stimulus funding, with Illinois winnowing 140 applicants for broadband projects to a list of 31 proposed projects, and Kansas narrowing its pool of 85 applicants to 22.
Health Care Ripe to Join the Technology Revolution, Panelists Say at Broadband Breakfast Club
October 13th, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 13, 2009 – Hospitals and health care are the last of the industrial-age institutions that have yet to go online as department stores, banks, and venues entertainment have already gone, panelists said at the Broadband Breakfast Club Tuesday morning.
'Father of Telemedicine' to Speak at Broadband Breakfast Club on October 13
October 7th, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 7, 2009 – BroadbandCensus.com announced the panelists for the next Broadband Breakfast Club, “Setting the Table for the National Broadband Plan: Health Care,” on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, at 8 a.m.