On Tuesday Morning, Illinois Broadband Advocates Gather for Better Broadband and Better Lives
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan
September 28th, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, September 28, 2010 – Broadband high-speed internet services are stimulating the economy, creating jobs and enhancing lives in Illinois through enhanced telemedicine, training, and public safety benefits.
On Tuesday, dozens of federal broadband stimulus recipients will gather together in Springfield, Illinois, to celebrate and plan how more than $351 million in federal, state and private investment will be used to build infrastructure and frontline programs to eliminate the digital divide.
The historic assembly will be webcast live on broadbandillinois.org at 11 a.m. ET / 10 a.m. CT.
The program will also be streamed on the Illinois Channel, and the home page of the State of Illinois. The direct link to the stream is http://www.state.il.us/streaming/broadband-092810.asx (available at 9:50 a.m. CT).
Telecom and Consumer Pioneer Mary Gardner Jones Dies; Founded Alliance for Public Technology
January 5th, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 5, 2010 – Mary Gardiner Jones, the first female Federal Trade Commissioner and co-founder of the Alliance for Public Technology, died on December 23, 2009, APT announced Tuesday.
“Mary Gardiner Jones not only tore down walls that kept women out of positions of power and influence – she smashed them to smithereens.” That was how former Labor Secretary Robert Reich described the career of Gardiner Jones. She advocated for increased consumer protections and women’s rights.
Week in Review: Application Roundup
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Premium Content, States
August 31st, 2009
WASHINGTON, August 31, 2009 – Although the NTIA and RUS are expected to release the names of the applicants for broadband stimulus funding later this week, the names of many of the applicants are emerging through press releases and through reporting by a wide variety of organizations.
Broadband Data Collection Must Be Thorough and Transparent, Say Experts
May 10th, 2009
WASHINGTON, May 10, 2009 – Broadband data collection needs to be more thorough and more transparent than currently existing models, a range of academic experts, builders of telecommunications infrastructure, and a key senator said last week.