Broadband News from Around the World: 4G in Lusaka, Australia’s National Broadband Network and Scotland Fiber Link
Africa, Australia, Broadband's Impact, Europe, International
March 25th, 2013
WASHINGTON, March 25, 2013 – A recent wrap-up of global broadband news included the following items: Lusaka, Zambia Zamtel, a Zambian Telecommunications company, has announced plans to increase mobile broadband Internet service and availability in the nation, according to the Lusaka Times. Zamtel Chief Eexecutive Officer Dr. Mupanga Mwanakatwe spoke of the company’s plans to […]
November Broadband Breakfast Club Event: The International Telecommunications Union and the Global Open Internet
Events, Net Neutrality, Trademarks
November 15th, 2012
WASHINGTON, Thursday, November 15th, 2012 – The internet policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold its November 2012 Broadband Breakfast Club event “The International Telecommunications Union and the Global Open Internet” on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am – 10 am. American […]
U.N. Special Rapporteur: Internet Censorship Violation of Basic Human Rights
Broadband's Impact, Cybersecurity, International
June 6th, 2011
WASHINGTON, June 6, 2011 – The UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, presented his report on freedom of expression and the Internet to the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Friday, concluding that Internet access is a basic human right.
In what was hailed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation as a ‘landmark report,’ La Rue’s report also declared that disconnecting individuals from the Internet goes against international law.
President Obama Gives Nod to Power of Internet in U.N. Speech
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International
September 24th, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 24, 2010 – President Obama gave a tip of the hat to the internet in a lengthy speech before the United Nations on Thursday that addressed a wide variety of global topics.
He said it’s important to “call out those who suppress ideas and serve as a voice for those who are voiceless,” adding that the United States will promote new tools of communication so that “people are empowered to connect with one another and, in repressive societies, to do so with security.”
Global Broadband Group Calls for Making Access to High-Speed Networks a Basic Civil Right
Broadband's Impact, International
September 20th, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 20, 2010 – Broadband is tomorrow’s fountain of innovation that can underpin long-term economic competitiveness, said International Telecommunications Union Secretary-General Hamadoun Toure on Sunday in New York. At the second meeting of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development over the weekend, Toure also challenged global leaders to ensure that more than half of the world’s people have access to broadband networks by 2015, and make access to high-speed networks a basic civil right.
NTIA Institute Offers Training and Educational Videos for the Public
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Education, NTIA
August 27th, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 27, 2010 – Ever wanted to know how to build your own radar or the science of signal strength? The Institute of Telecommunications Sciences has released a collection of online training and educational videos for the public that explain various telecommunications topics.
U.N. Meeting to Address Benefits of Broadband
Broadband's Impact, International
August 24th, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 24, 2010 – Broadband is one of the topics scheduled for discussion at a high-level United Nations meeting next month in New York.
U.S. Broadband Ranking Needs Qualification, Experts Agree
June 5th, 2009
WASHINGTON, June 5, 2009 – With Broadband being a keystone aspect of President Obama’s economic policies, it is important to understand where America’s broadband deployment and adoption rates stand internationally, a panel of experts agreed on Friday.