Our Broadband Election – and the Next Chapter of High-speed Internet in America
FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service
November 5th, 2012
November 5, 2012 – In the lead-up to the 2008 presidential election four years ago, then-candidate Barack Obama repeatedly raised the importance of “expanding broadband lines across America” as part of the economic stimulus plan that become the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. During the first year of his administration, many parties honed in on […]
Illinois and the National Broadband Map… Make That a Mashup!
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan, NTIA
February 23rd, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, February 21, 2011 – President Abraham Lincoln began his political career here with a passionate interest in infrastructure improvements.
America knows President Lincoln today because his belief in equal opportunity. What connects that which we know about Lincoln and that which brought him into public life?
FCC Creates Standardized Process for Cell Tower Siting, Discusses Broadband ‘Gaps’
FCC, National Broadband Plan, Wireless
November 22nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 22, 2009 – In unanimous 5-0 decision, the commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission voted Wednesday to standardize the application process for tower siting requests.
Advocates of the move said that the action marked another step by the agency to speed adoption of broadband in the United States. For example, FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell said, “We are promoting broadband by removing roadblocks to its development.”
Broadband Census Launches BroadbandBreakfast.com for News; Keeps BroadbandCensus.com For Public and Transparent Data Collection
Broadband Data, Expert Opinion
November 19th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 19, 2009 – Today, Broadband Census News launches BroadbandBreakfast.com, a new daily web site with definitive and independent news on broadband stimulus funding, wireless internet, and the national broadband plan.
This new domain, BroadbandBreakfast.com, will be used for the journalistic operations of Broadband Census News LLC — our company’s news subsidiary — and will cover broadband technology and internet policy. Our reporters are passionate about broadband, and we aim to maintain our focus on core issues of broadband technology and internet policy.
Meanwhile, the web site BroadbandCensus.com has been relaunched for the purposes of Broadband Census Data LLC: ensuring that the public has free and transparent access to basic and granular broadband information about broadband Speeds, Prices, Availability, Reliability and Competition.
Joint Center Applauds New Report on Expanding Broadband Adoption
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact
November 18th, 2009
The U.S. Broadband Coalition’s report on increasing broadband adoption and use got a boost on Wednesday as its working group racked up an endorsement from the Joint Center for Political Economic Studies Media and Technology Institute. The working group report presented – but did not endorse – a number of policy options for increasing broadband adoption among minorities.
U.S. Broadband Coalition Working Group Urges Federal Involvement to Stimulate Adoption
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, NTIA
November 16th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 16, 2009 – A working group of the non-profit U.S. Broadband Coalition on Friday released a report in which the group called for the federal government to “play an active role in stimulating adoption and use of advanced broadband connections.”
The group, one of six committees of the U.S. Broadband Coalition – which had gathered more than 160 organizations to push for a national broadband strategy – presented its finding at the Federal Communications Commission, after introductory remarks by Blair Levin, director of the FCC’s national broadband plan.
U.S. Broadband Coalition Releases Report on Broadband Strategy, Bringing 160 Organizations Together
Broadband Data, FCC, National Broadband Plan
September 24th, 2009
WASHINGTON, September 24, 2009 – A national broadband strategy must take steps to stimulate adoption and use of technology at a variety of levels, said a report by the U.S. Broadband Coalition, which presented the report at the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday.