Mid-Atlantic Broadband Delivers Multi-Terabit Capacity Across Live Network in Southern Virginia
Broadband Mapping, Fiber
April 9th, 2014
SOUTH BOSTON, Va., April 9, 2014 – Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC), a successful wholesale fiber-optic open-access network transport provider, completed a trial last week delivering multi-terabit capacity on its existing network across southern Virginia. [...]
Internet Innovation Alliance Strikes Positive Note About Broadband and Apps Economy in 2013
Broadband's Impact, Congress, Education, FCC, Health
January 24th, 2013
WASHINGTON, January 24, 2013 – Broadband is about more than internet connection speeds, but now is everywhere, and affecting the way that consumers interacting with constantly-connected devices, according to a guide released by the Internet Innovation Alliance. The IIA guide highlights the usage of broadband connectivity in the advancement of distance learning in schools, as […]
Virginia Gov. McDonnell Signs Telemedicine Reimbursement Legislation
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan
April 21st, 2010
The Federal Communications Commission’s national broadband plan seeks to promote telemedicine, but the national health care bill recently-passed by Congress fails to include support for it. However, last week Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) signed SB 675, a health insurance bill that mandates coverage for telemedicine services.
Rural Utilities Service Unveils $310 Million in Stimulus Funds for 14 Projects
Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, States
January 26th, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 26, 2010 – The Agriculture Department’s Rural Utilities Service is doling out $310 million in broadband stimulus funds, department Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday.
The monies will be spread throughout 14 projects seeking to bring speedy Internet connections to rural communities in the United States in an effort to lift and grow their economies.
“The awards for these broadband projects will support anchor institutions – such as libraries, public buildings and community centers – that are necessary for the viability of rural communities,” Vilsack said.
Broadband Expert Q&A: Spectrum Bridge CMO Has Eye On Sen. Kerry Bill
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Expert Opinion, Wireless
December 29th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 29, 2009 – Rick Rotondo, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Spectrum Bridge, advises technology policy enthusiasts to keep an eye on wireless broadband legislation from Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry.
Google Voice Controversy with AT&T Freshens Up Access Charges Battle
National Broadband Plan, Universal Service
November 13th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 13, 2009 – Access charges are well above the actual costs to connect telephone calls, despite the efforts made by the Federal Communications Commission, said Andy Regitsky of Regitsky and Associates, in a webinar presentation on “Access Charges and Network costs – A Guide to FCC Reform,” hosted by CCMI.
“The FCC is not ready to give control over access charges which have been flawed for the 25 years of their existence,” said Regitsky.
Washington Technorati Toast Public Knowledge and Its IP3 Awards
Broadband's Impact, Net Neutrality
October 15th, 2009
Public Knowledge’s sixth annual “IP3 Awards” – which celebrates information policy, intellectual property, and internet protocol – drew a crowd of Washington’s technorati to the Sewell-Belmont House in Washington on Thursday evening.
The Week in Review: Whither Transparency?
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Premium Content
August 3rd, 2009
WASHINGTON, August 3, 2009 – Less than two weeks remain before the first round of applications are due in the federal government’s broadband stimulus grants. The key issues facing the government can be summed up in three words: data, data and data.
Virginia State Officials Confident of Chances for Broadband Grants
Broadband Data, States
July 28th, 2009
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 28, 2009 — Virginia Deputy Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson said here Monday that the second version of Virginia’s innovative, multi-platform broadband map would be publicly released on Friday.
Warner Says Virginia's Broadband Maps Put State 'Ahead of the Curve'
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
July 27th, 2009
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., July 27, 2009 — The Obama administration’s broadband stimulus program “has not been marketed well,” Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said at the kick-off to a Monday morning event at which top federal and state officials were speaking on it.