Posts Tagged ‘University of Texas at Austin’ Leading the Charge for Public and Transparent Data

Expert Opinion September 21st, 2009

WASHINGTON, September 21, 2009 – Broadband data is important for the future of our country – and public and transparent broadband data is even more important. Today, at this moment, the new Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is making a speech in which he is highlighting the vital principle of public and transparent broadband data.

Proprietary Data Cited as Challenge for Broadband Mapping

Broadband Data October 7th, 2008

WASHINGTON, September 26 – State and federal government programs to develop maps of broadband service availability at a granular level must overcome objections by carriers to revealing what they view as proprietary information, although carriers may actually find the resulting maps beneficial, panelists at the Broadband Census for America Conference said today.

House Defers to Senate Broadband Data Bill; Final Bill Deletes Funding and National Map

Broadband Data October 7th, 2008

WASHINGTON, October 7 – Congress last week passed legislation, the “Broadband Data Improvement Act,” that seeks better information about high-speed internet connections but cuts all authorization of funds – an amount that had totaled $40 million for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2012 in the Senate Commerce Committee version of the legislation.

Agenda for Broadband Census for America Conference on September 26, 2008

Press Releases September 8th, 2008

WASHINGTON, September 8, 2008 – Many of the nation’s foremost broadband policy-makers and experts will analyze and discuss best practices for improving the collection and sharing of public data about high-speed internet access at the Broadband Census for America Conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday, September 26, 2008. Joins with One Web Day: Learn About Your Internet Options and Take the Census

Expert Opinion August 19th, 2008

WASHINGTON, August 19 – is pleased to support One Web Day on September 22, 2008. We join with One Web Day in helping you learn about your internet options and take the broadband census. Doing so will allow all of us to better understand the true state of broadband competition in our communities, our states, our country and our world.

A Debate About Data Confidentiality and the Forthcoming 'Broadband Census for America'

Expert Opinion August 8th, 2008

WASHINGTON, August 8 – Data about the names of broadband carriers and the locations in which they offer services, by ZIP code, is not confidential information. Data about the number of subscribers that carriers have in a particular ZIP code may well be confidential.

Announcing a Half-Day Conference About Universal Broadband Data on September 26, 2008

Press Releases August 7th, 2008

Save the Date Announcement WASHINGTON, August 7, 2008 –, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Texas at Austin’s Robert S. Strauss Center, and the Virginia Tech eCorridors Program invite government officials, academic researchers and other key stakeholders to a half-day conference on collecting and sharing public data about high-speed internet access.

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