Utah, Michigan, Oregon and Others Host State Broadband Initiative Summits, Bringing Internet Data and Knowledge Together
Broadband Data, Broadband Mapping, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, NTIA
October 18th, 2013
October 18, 2013 – State Broadband Initiative entities have played the lead role in mapping high-speed internet services in their respective states. Now, these entities are also taking the lead to convene, connect and collaborate among broadband stakeholders. Several states will be hosting broadband technology summits in the coming weeks, including Utah, Michigan, Oregon, Wyoming […]
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.
Seven More States Awarded Broadband Data and Mapping Grants By NTIA; Total is 15
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, NTIA
November 9th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 9, 2009 – On Friday, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced seven new state recipients of the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program. These grants fund state efforts to map broadband availability and speeds. Each state was asked to pick a designated entity – either a state body or a non-profit organization – that would develop a plan for how broadband mapping would be conducted.
Rural Telco Co-op Puts Cash Into WiMax Plan
Broadband Stimulus, NTIA, Wireless
April 28th, 2009
ASHBURN, Va., April 28, 2009 – Looks like rural WiMax provider DigitalBridge Communications has found some new friends in the rural telco business, judging by a couple of announcements today from both Digital Bridge and the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC), which represents some 1,400 rural electric and telephone utilities across 48 states.