Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

How Internet Companies Are Driving a Public Utility Regulation Approach to Net Neutrality

FCC, Net Neutrality September 12th, 2014

WASHINGTON, September 12, 2014 – In what would have seemed highly unlikely just a few months ago, growing support for public utility regulation is emerging. Tech companies, politicians, internet service providers, and component makers have started to outline their views regarding their policy approach to the issue of net neutrality. In order to understand the […]

Tom Wheeler Surging; Profiles of Other Prospective Candidates to be FCC Chairman: Susan Crawford and Blair Levin

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Congress, FCC, National Broadband Plan, People April 15th, 2013

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2013 – Tom Wheeler, one of the most-frequently mentioned names to take the chairmanship of the Federal Communications Commission, remains perhaps the leading contender for the role, according to a Friday telecom update from Medley Global Advisors. “Venture capitalist and former lobbyist Tom Wheeler picked up a strong vote of confidence from a […]

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Seeks to Break New Broadband Ground with Social Media Lineup Announcement

Broadband and Democratization, Broadband's Impact, Intellectual Property, Media, social networking, Social Networking March 17th, 2013

March 17, 2013 – How a music festival connects to their audience is paramount to having a successful event. In recent years, several festivals – including the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival – have turned to aggressive viral campaigns to keep people talking about a festival before and after the music plays. The culture of […]

Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog Has Grown up with Twitter – and Now Baseball is Doing So, Too

Broadband's Impact March 14th, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2013 – As print newspapers continue their long descent into inoperable demise, the rise of the blogger – specifically sports bloggers – has tossed the classic definition of journalist into grayer areas. Matthew Cerrone, a former P.R strategist, started in 2003. In the 10 years since the site’s inception, what was […]

A Major League Baseball Player and the Evolution of the Internet, Media, and the Twitter-verse

Broadband's Impact, social networking, Transparency February 18th, 2013

February 18, 2013 – When pitcher C.J. Nitkowski first started blogging in 1997, even he could never have predicted how fast the medium would grow. By his own accord, Nitkowski “fell into being the first active player on the web.” In 1997, the Houston Astros website,, asked Nitkowski to write a semi-annual newsletter chronicling […]

Square Technology Puts Chinatown Coffee Company Ahead of the Curve in Anticipating Customer Needs

Broadband's Impact, The Innovation Economy, Wireless January 30th, 2013

WASHINGTON, January 29, 2013 – For Max Brown, founding partner and owner of Washington’s Chinatown Coffee Company, small business owners need to embrace the benefits that technology brings. In the two years that Chinatown Coffee has used the app called “Square,” Brown has seen his credit card charge costs drop by about 50 percent. That […]

A Live Test of Wireless Download and Upload Speeds, and Latency, During Barack Obama’s Inauguration Ceremony

Broadband Data, Broadband's Impact, Congress, FCC, Wireless January 24th, 2013

WASHINGTON, January 24, 2013 – Whenever a large gathering commences, chances are that, in addition to cramped quarters and long lines, the influx will also mean a major increase in the number of cell phones, laptops and other Wi-Fi dependent devices. As when on January 21, 2013, President Barack Obama was sworn in for his […]

The Future of Privacy in a Social Media and Networking World

Broadband and Democratization, Cybersecurity, Media, Privacy, social networking, Social Networking, Transparency April 19th, 2012

WASHINGTON Thursday April 19, 2012 – First search, then social media, and now privacy concerns?  The digital world has transformed the way consumers access content; one can search an article they are interested in, subscribe to Google Reader, follow a friend’s recommendation from Twitter or read an article a co worker read via the Washington […]

iPods, iPhones, iPads – and the Wired and Wireless Broadband Connections That Feed Them

Broadband and Democratization, Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan, Wireless January 12th, 2012

January 12, 2012 – The Broadband Economy has always been about three things: wired and wireless connections; the iPods, iPhones, and iPads that we got in our Christmas stockings; and the content that makes it fun and useful to “connect” your device to the internet. Some of us talk about the internet and broadband but […]

Expert Opinion: Broadcast Broadband to Everyone: Messaging Beyond the Inner Circle

Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion July 13th, 2011

At MIO, we’re well aware that broadband isn’t being used to its full potential because not enough of the right people know what it is or what it can do for them. And since they don’t know what they’re missing, they’re not asking policymakers or the companies that provide broadband to make it more accessible. This is, in essence, the underlying problem that will perpetuate the digital divide.

Our nation’s goal is to decrease that divide: to help key decision-makers understand what broadband is and why they need it; encourage companies and policymakers to make it widely available; and help communities make the most of the opportunities it offers for economic development, increased quality and reach of services, and jobs.

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