Nipping at Heels of FCC’s Net Neutrality Proceeding, Legislators Introduce Bill Barring ‘Paid Prioritization’
FCC, Net Neutrality
June 17th, 2014
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 – Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., on Tuesday introduced a bill, the Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act, that would grant the Federal Communications Commission the authority to bar so-called “paid prioritization” agreements between internet service providers and content providers over the last-mile of a broadband connection. […]
What You Could Do On A Gigabit Network: Tai Chi Class Through Your Television
Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan
April 23rd, 2010
LAFAYETTE, La., — April 23, 2010 — When Google announced its Gigabit fiber network initiative this February, the first example it offered of what such a network could be good for was a rural telehealth application where someone could meet with their doctor over the web.
While the description sounds futuristic, many groups are already experimenting with the potential of this idea. At the FiberFête conference here, technologist Larry Keyes shared one project that he’s piloting together with the University of Vermont. The application they tried out? Tai Chi through your television.
Connected Nation Denied Spot on List of First Broadband Data and Mapping Grants
Broadband Data, Premium Content
October 12th, 2009
WASHINGTON, October 12, 2009 – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration last week awarded the first four broadband data and mapping grants to organizations that are not Connected Nation.
Massachusetts Broadband Institute and State Transportation Office to Build Fiber Across State
July 30th, 2009
July 30, 2009 – Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Tuesday a partnership between the Massachusetts Broadband Institute and the Executive Office of Transportation to bring broadband to unserved and underserved communities in western parts of the state.
States Likely to Have Extensive, Expanding Role in Communications Landscape
April 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2009 – The role of states in the communications landscape were discussed in a Wednesday panel of state public utility commissioners at the Cable Show here.
Resolution on FCC Reform Divides NARUC Committee; Universal Service Fund Changes Less Controversial
February 15th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 15, 2009 – State regulatory commissioners are split on how strongly to express longstanding grievances with Federal Communications Commission processes. A resolution on reform of FCC management and practices dominated the agenda as the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners continued its winter meeting Sunday.
Broadband Stimulus Package Should Include Funding for State Data, Says Massachusetts
Broadband Stimulus, States
January 2nd, 2009
WASHINGTON, January 2, 2009 – Congress and the incoming administration of President Obama should include broadband-related investment in the pending legislation designed to promote economic stimulus, and the federal government needs to begin with better data about broadband availability, said Massachusetts government officials.
Beset by Large Rural Areas, Arizona Aims to Blend Broadband Data Sources
October 15th, 2008
October 15 – Arizona is on the road to a state broadband policy, but officials recognize that “the opportunity for states to use ubiquitous broadband deployment as a competitive differentiator is quickly passing.” The officials are determined to go beyond market forces in their quest for broadband buildout.
Europe and Asia are 'Cleaning Our Clock' on Broadband, Says Report Author
July 11th, 2008
WASHINGTON, July 10 – The lack of a cohesive national broadband policy in the United States is hampering the nation’s ability to deploy high-speed broadband, attorney James Baller said Thursday at the Alliance for Community Media conference here.