Posts Tagged ‘Universal Service Fund’

Broadband Roundup: Rural Providers Want RUS Funding, AT&T Expands ‘GigaPower’, and Potential Surveillance Changes

Broadband Roundup, Gigabit Networks, Privacy, Universal Service July 30th, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 – The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development and Credit held a hearing on coordinating the future of broadband investment. Lang Zimmerman, vice president of Yelcot Telephone Co., a member company of rural broadband association NTCA testified that funding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service is critical for […]

BroadbandBreakfast.com Co-Sponsors VCXC’s “Start!Forum” Addressing the IP Transition at Wiley Rein, June 12th

Broadband Calendar, Events, IP Transition, Press Releases May 23rd, 2013

WASHINGTON, Thursday, May 23, 2013 – The internet policy news and events service BroadbandBreakfast.com will co-sponsor VCXC‘s (Voice Communication Exchange) June 12,
2013 “Start!Forum” at Wiley Rein, 1776 K Street NW in Washington, DC. Use promocode “BBBC” for free registration at http://vcxc.org/june12th
. The VCXC Start!Forum marks the first annual meeting of the telecom 
industry’s historic transition […]

The Year in Broadband, 2012: BroadbandBreakfast’s Guide to the Top 10 Events

Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service, Wireless December 18th, 2012

December 18, 2012 – The year 2012 has provided significant progress in broadband within the United States. Whether through policy developments, or through technologies advancing the rate of internet speeds, the business case for making use of those higher speeds is also progressing in a meaningful way. It’s almost as if the presidential and other […]

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 […]

How to Tackle Broadband Adoption by the Nation’s Underserved Populations

Broadband Data, Broadband Mapping, Broadband Stimulus, FCC, Fiber, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service, States, Universal Service July 26th, 2012

WASHINGTON, Thursday, July 26, 2012 – Last week, the fourth year of the Broadband Breakfast Club Series came to an end with a timely panel on “Bringing Broadband Adoption to the Nation’s Underserved Population.”  Panelists from the private, nonprofit and state government sectors came together to discuss what can be done to promote broadband usage in […]

A New Era for Broadband Use and Adoption? Collaborative Efforts Between Providers and Internet Educators Lead the Way

Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service July 23rd, 2012

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2012 – The existence of the Federal Communications Commissions Broadband Lifeline Pilot, and the emergence of national public-private organizations focused on computer training could herald the beginning of a new age of broadband adoption and use, said panelists at the Broadband Breakfast Club last week. BroadbandBreakfast.com released the video of the event, […]

Broadband Lifeline and Connect2Compete Mark A New ‘Broadband Moment’ Around Adoption and Usage

Broadband and Democratization, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, Rural Utilities Service, States July 12th, 2012

July 12, 2012 – If 2008 marked the dawn of our national “broadband moment,” this summer and fall may well be the beginning of a new era of broadband adoption and usage.

A major national initiative, dubbed “Connect2Compete,” is just beginning to find its footing. In a webinar two weeks ago, this collaboration of corporate, philanthropic and community leaders delineated their mission, goals and timetables. It is to use the “power of the internet to improve the lives of low income Americans and their ability to thrive in the global economy.”

Additional, the Federal Communications Commission is in the midst of launching an exciting Broadband Lifeline pilot program. This $25 million pilot program could help pave the way for a Universal Broadband Fund. Such a fund could do for internet connectivity what the Universal Service Fund, in an earlier era, did for making the telephone an anchor of American life. [...]

What Challenges Are We Still Facing in Seniors Getting Online: What Have We Learned and What Are the Remaining Obstacles?

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, FCC, Health, Mobile Broadband, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Universal Service, Wireless May 17th, 2012

WASHINGTON Thursday May 17 2012 – Nearly two years after the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s (ARRA) broadband deployment and adoption projects were funded and the National Broadband Plan was adopted, we are still dealing with 100 million Americans who do not receive broadband in the home.  While 65% of the population uses broadband, only […]

Leveraging Funding from Government Programs, Incentives to Share Information and Faster Broadband Speeds are Key to Maximizing Health IT Broadband

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact, Education, FCC, Health, Mobile Broadband, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Rural Utilities Service, Spectrum, States, Tribal Broadband, Universal Service, Wireless March 23rd, 2012

WASHINGTON, Friday March 23, 2012 – On Tuesday March 20th  federal regulatory administrators, state health and broadband officials and private health IT and technology experts met in Washington to discuss “Maximizing US Health IT and Broadband Investment” at BroadbandBreakfast.com’s monthly breakfast and panel discussion.  In the session, the speakers agreed that there is both humanitarian and […]

Lifeline Reform One More Step Toward Adoption

FCC, Universal Service January 27th, 2012

WASHINGTON, January 27, 2012 – A couple weeks ago, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the FCC’s Order to modernize the Universal Service Fund’s Lifeline Program. In a week where almost all of the media’s attention was focused on new technologies and innovative gadgets at the International Consumer Electronics Show, Genachowski reminded the public […]

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