Rockefeller Attacks FCC, Calls for Change
Public Safety, States, Universal Service
August 4th, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 4, 2010 –Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) attributed the aftermath of the Big Branch Explosion in West Virginia to “a troubling lack of communications facilities in our rural communities.” The cause of this void, Rockefeller argued, was the Federal Communications Commission’s model for reaching universal service.
Frontier Communications Will Invest $310 Million in West Virginia
Broadband Stimulus, States
June 16th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2010 – Frontier Communications will invest $310 million in West Virginia over the next three years. This funding will increase the state’s broadband deployment goals which include a recent BTOP grant of $126 Million and $72.4 million which Verizon was ordered to invest by the Public Service Commission.
West Virginia to Build State Wide Fiber Network
Broadband Stimulus, Fiber, States
June 16th, 2010
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2010 – In March, West Virginia was awarded $126 million from the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program. The federal money was granted to create a statewide high-speed broadband network of 45mbps down, for all public schools, libraries, health-care facilities and fire and police departments.
Senators Grill FCC Chief Over National Broadband Plan
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality, States
April 15th, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2010 – The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission defended his agency and its National Broadband Plan while facing the business end of a double-barreled, bipartisan shotgun of criticism on Wednesday.
Commerce Unveils 10 Grants Worth $357 Million
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, States
February 19th, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 19, 2010 – Commerce Secretary Gary Locke yesterday announced 10 grants totaling $357 million to help spread high-speed Internet access across the country.