Building Gigabit Networks: Three Powerful New Financing Models in Utah, Mississippi and Texas
April 29th, 2014
April 29, 2014 – As communities across the country consider ways to build Gigabit Networks, a range of public- and private-financing models are now being considered in geographies as diverse as the Wasatch Front in Utah, rural Mississippi; and College Station, Texas. Three separate financial models were explored earlier this month at the Broadband Communities […]
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.
Eight States Win Broadband Funds From Agriculture Department
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, States
March 23rd, 2010
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Tuesday announced broadband infrastructure projects to give rural residents in eight states access to better economic and educational opportunities.
Commerce Department Awards 10 More Broadband Mapping Grants; Total Funding is $97 Million
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus
January 13th, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 13, 2010 – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration on Tuesday announced that it has awarded grants to fund broadband mapping and planning activities in Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas under NTIA’s State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program.
With the grants, the NTIA has awarded 51 of the 56 applications: one for every state, plus the district of Columbia and five territories. The NTIA has spent approximately $97 million on the applications, the agency said.
Texas Agriculture Department and Public Utility Commission List 52 Picks for Broadband Grants
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Premium Content
October 15th, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 15, 2009 – The state of Texas on Thursday released its list of the 52 projects that should be prioritized in the broadband stimulus funding decision pending by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and the Rural Utilities Service.
States Take Up the Action
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Premium Content, States
June 15th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 15, 2009 – The next state to provide a detailed blueprint for its efforts at broadband data and display is Texas, which on June 9 issued its Request for Proposals on broadband data.
States Seek to Engage in Broadband Data and Mapping
Broadband Data, States, Weekly Report
May 18th, 2009
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2009 – The federal government’s Commerce Department is at least one month off from finalizing the rules that will govern the broadband stimulus funds. But that isn’t stopping an array of states from getting started on a variety of broadband data projects.
Gates Foundation Grants $7 Million to Connected Nation and American Library Association
Broadband Data, States
December 19th, 2008
WASHINGTON, December 19 – Connected Nation and the American Library Association will receive a $7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in a broadband initiative designed to improve internet connections in public libraries, the foundation said Thursday.