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Broadband Lifeline and Connect2Compete Mark A New ‘Broadband Moment’ Around Adoption and Usage

Broadband and Democratization, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, Rural Utilities Service, States July 12th, 2012

July 12, 2012 – If 2008 marked the dawn of our national “broadband moment,” this summer and fall may well be the beginning of a new era of broadband adoption and usage.

A major national initiative, dubbed “Connect2Compete,” is just beginning to find its footing. In a webinar two weeks ago, this collaboration of corporate, philanthropic and community leaders delineated their mission, goals and timetables. It is to use the “power of the internet to improve the lives of low income Americans and their ability to thrive in the global economy.”

Additional, the Federal Communications Commission is in the midst of launching an exciting Broadband Lifeline pilot program. This $25 million pilot program could help pave the way for a Universal Broadband Fund. Such a fund could do for internet connectivity what the Universal Service Fund, in an earlier era, did for making the telephone an anchor of American life. [...]

FCC Seeks Input on How to Treat Specialized Services, Mobile Broadband

Broadband Updates, FCC, Mobile Broadband, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality, Transparency September 1st, 2010

WASHINGTON, September 1, 2010 – Sometimes, no matter what you do, things are complicated and you can’t please every one all the time. Welcome to the world of Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski who said Wednesday that his agency is seeking more public input on issues related to specialized services and mobile broadband. While he didn’t specifically refer to the recent controversial policy pact made by Google and Verizon regarding managed services and wireless issues, he was presumably reacting to it.

FCC's 'Findings' in Order Against Comcast's Network Management Practices

Documents, Net Neutrality August 1st, 2008

WASHINGTON, August 1 – The following are the six “findings” of which the Federal Communications Commission found Comcast guilty. As is standard practice for the agency, no written document encapsulating these charges was publicly released.

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