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Public Safety1 hour ago

Lack of People Opting Into Emergency Alerts Poses Problems for Natural Disaster Scenarios

Disaster protocol experts remarked on lessons learned from fire outbreaks in Boulder County, Colorado.

Big Tech2 hours ago

Big Tech Reforms Need Review of Cybersecurity to Ensure Capabilities Will Not Be Diminished, Event Hears

Despite their efforts to improve consumer competition and security, some argue Congress's legislation could have unintended effects.

Broadband Roundup4 hours ago

Former FCC Chair Joins Company Board, Twitter to Pay $150 million in Privacy Case, Telehealth Prescriptions

Tom Wheeler is joining the board of a mobile network company.

#broadbandlive6 hours ago

Broadband Breakfast on June 1, 2022 — Broadband Mapping and Data

Broadband Breakfast returns to one of the subjects that it knows best: Broadband mapping and data.

Infrastructure24 hours ago

Supply Chain Transparency Legislation Important for Timely Broadband Bills

'We want to make sure that the FCC has to...detect, problems long before they become crises.'

Education24 hours ago

Education Executives Tout Artificial Intelligence Benefits for Classroom Learning

Artificial intelligence can help fill in gaps when teacher resources are limited, an event heard.

Broadband Roundup1 day ago

Digital Equity Foundation Guide, UScellular Selects Ericsson for 5G, Brightspeed Targets

A policy paper recommends how a federally funded digital equity entity should be funded and structured.

Infrastructure2 days ago

Sen. Bennet Says Coloradans’ Complaints About Poor Broadband Drove Passage of Infrastructure Act

Expanding access to broadband has been at the top of many of Colorado’s local, state and federal legislators' agendas.

Funding2 days ago

Broadband Notice of Funding Availability Seeks to Balance Requirements with Flexibility

Alan Davidson says NOFO requires that grant recipients offer both low-cost service options and middle-class affordability plans.

Funding2 days ago

Sean Gonsalves: NTIA Assistant Secretary Alan Davidson Dishes on BEAD at Mountain Connect 2022

The NTIA will press states to not lock out publicly-owned broadband project. If they do, they must disclose why.

Funding2 days ago

NTIA Broadband Official Scott Woods Joins Ready as Vice President of Community Engagement

Woods had been the inaugural Director of the Office of Minority Broadband Initiatives at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Fiber2 days ago

New Public Broadband Association Criticizes NTIA Rules, Boasts Strong Start for New Group

While praising some aspects of NTIA rules, the group said that “we can’t take a victory lap quite yet."

Funding2 days ago

NTIA Doing All it Can to ‘Pressure’ States to Allow Municipal Broadband for Infrastructure Builds

Agency head Alan Davidson says communities “play a huge role” in build deployment.

Innovation2 days ago

U.S. Must At Least Be ‘Fast Followers’ On Digital Currency, Panel Hears

Panelists discussed the benefits of a digital currency backed by the Federal Reserve.

#broadbandlive2 days ago

Broadband Breakfast on June 15, 2022 – Broadband Breakfast Live Online from Fiber Connect in Nashville

Join conference attendees in conversation on key connectivity issues.

#broadbandlive2 days ago

Broadband Breakfast on May 25, 2022 – Broadband Breakfast Live Online from Mountain Connect in Colorado

Join conference attendees in conversation on key connectivity issues.

Education2 days ago

Closing Digital Divide for Students Requires Community Involvement, Workforce Training, Event Hears

Barriers to closing the divide including awareness of programs, resources and increasing digital literacy.

Broadband Roundup2 days ago

Court Strikes Social Media Law, Industry Likes Cyber Initiative, Meta Data Transparency Project

Key provisions in the social media law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis was found unconstitutional by an appeals court.

#broadbandlive2 days ago

Broadband Breakfast on June 29, 2022 – How to Reform the Universal Service Fund

Critical USF programs for expanding broadband are struggling to maintain revenue streams.

#broadbandlive2 days ago

Broadband Breakfast on June 22, 2022 – Preparing for IIJA’s Digital Equity Planning Grant Program

New questions arise on the Digital Equity Act following NTIA's notice of funding release this month.

Education3 days ago

FTC Approves Policy Statement on Guiding Review of Children’s Online Protection

The policy statement provides the guiding principles for which the FTC will review the collection and use of children's data...

Broadband Roundup3 days ago

D.C. Attorney General Sues Zuckerberg, Carr Criticizes Infrastructure Bill Details, Vermont to Expand Fiber Builds

The lawsuit comes years after Facebook was found to have been used to harvest personal data for political purposes.

Funding6 days ago

State Broadband Offices Have Obligation to Explain NTIA Notice of Funding to Applicants

Georgia Technology Authority representative says the notices are dense and difficult for applicants to understand.

Funding6 days ago

Mountain Connect Features NTIA’s Alan Davidson, 2 Colorado Senators and State Attorney General

A star-studded cast will take the stage next week as part of the dozens of events slated to take place.

Broadband Roundup6 days ago

Senate Bill Would Alter Google Advertising, DOJ Cybersecurity Policy Reversal, Comcast on Hybrid Fiber-Coax

Senate introduces bill breaking up Google’s digital advertising business

Expert Opinion6 days ago

Rahul Sen Sharma: The Metaverse is Not Web 3.0

The Metaverse is at the forefront of developments in seamless payments and richer information flows.

Broadband Roundup7 days ago

AT&T and DISH Agreement, FCC Adds More States in Robocall Fight, $50M from Emergency Connectivity Fund

Dish said its customers will now have access to AT&T's gigabit fiber services.

FCC1 week ago

FCC Seeks Comment on Higher Broadband Speeds and Increased Security Measures for Certain Carriers

FCC will consider raising the speed standard for certain carriers that receive fixed monthly funding from the agency.

Blockchain1 week ago

Finance Experts Weigh Merging Regulatory Agencies to Tackle Cryptocurrencies

'A lot of regulatory gaps exist because we have two regulators.'

Funding1 week ago

34 States Signal Intent to Participate in NTIA’s Main Broadband Program

National Telecommunications and Information Administration announces news on its 'Internet for All' web portal for three IIJA programs.

Infrastructure1 week ago

Red States May Oppose Affordability, Labor and Climate Policies Provided for in NTIA Broadband Rules

Such state action could potentially the delay the implementation of the broadband policy, says Fiber Broadband Association counsel.

Funding1 week ago

States Should Use Treasury Department’s Broadband Funds to Compliment Infrastructure Bill

Director of the Capital Projects Fund said the fund should be used with infrastructure bill money to close broadband gaps.

Health1 week ago

Digital Literacy Training Needed for Optimal Telehealth Outcomes, Healthcare Reps Say

Digital literacy should be a priority to unlock telehealth’s potential, a telehealth event heard.

Funding1 week ago

State Broadband Offices Need to Increase Their Capacity, Improve Data, and Communicate Well

NTIA's Evan Feinman spoke about what states need to keep in mind as they prepare for BEAD funds.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

FCC June Meeting, Ookla Speeds at Airports, FCC Cautioned About Overstepping on Digital Discrimination

The FCC laid out its agenda for the June open meeting.

Digital Inclusion1 week ago

W. Antoni Sinkfield: To Succeed in 21st Century, Communities Need to Get Connected Now

One of the primary responsibilities of being a faith leader is to listen to your community and understand its problems.

Antitrust1 week ago

FTC Commissioner Concerned About Antitrust Impact on Already Rising Consumer Prices

Noah Phillips said Tuesday he wants the commission to think about the impact of antitrust rules on rising prices.

People1 week ago

America’s Communications Association Connects Select Grant Spellmeyer as New CEO

Spellmeyer previously worked at U.S. Cellular and ACA Connects member company TDS Telecommunications Corp.

Big Tech1 week ago

Small Business Owners Call for FTC, DOJ to Institute Antitrust Measures Against Big Tech

Small business owners vocalized concerns at a forum hosted by the FTC and the DoJ.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

Judge Opinion on Crypto Transfer, Internet Society Joins Partner2Connect, Cable One Invests $950 Million for 10G

The opinion stated that the Department of Justice can prosecute someone who sent millions in crypto to a sanctioned state.