California State Assembly Passes Online Sales Tax Bill
States, The Innovation Economy
June 7th, 2011
WASHINGTON June 7, 2011- The California State Assembly passed a bill last week that would require online retailers such as Amazon to collect state sales taxes on all goods the site sells within the state.
The bill is similar to those that a number of other states and the U.S. Congress are currently debating.
Connected Texas Previews New Mapping Utility
Broadband Mapping, Broadband Stimulus, States
June 17th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2010 – Connected Texas, a subsidiary of the national group Connected Nation, held a web conference today to give a demonstration of its new broadband mapping technology. The conference was hosted by Connected Texas Staff Member Wes Kerr, who walked the audience through the demonstration, and fielded questions once it had concluded.
Commerce Announces Final Grant Awards from First Funding Round
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, NTIA, States, Universal Service, Wireless
April 27th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2010 – The Commerce Department has announced nine broadband investments totaling more than $114 million in grants, in more than a dozen states. The announcement marks the final grant awards from the first round of BTOP applications.
Four States Win $28.6 Million Broadband Grant
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, NTIA, States
April 16th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2010 – The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration on Friday announced an investment in broadband growth to help boost economic growth, create jobs and improve education and public safety in portions of Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
Senators Grill FCC Chief Over National Broadband Plan
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality, States
April 15th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2010 – The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission defended his agency and its National Broadband Plan while facing the business end of a double-barreled, bipartisan shotgun of criticism on Wednesday.
Connected Nation to Begin Mapping Projects in Nevada, Texas
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
July 31st, 2009
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2009 – The states of Nevada and Texas have selected Connected Nation for their broadband mapping needs.