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BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report September 21st and 29th 2009

WASHINGTON, September 29, 2009 - An outpouring of news: FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced network neutrality rules, President Obama touted...

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Education9 hours 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 Roundup16 hours 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.

Funding3 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.

Funding3 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 Roundup4 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 Opinion4 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 Roundup5 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.

FCC5 days 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.

Blockchain5 days ago

Finance Experts Weigh Merging Regulatory Agencies to Tackle Cryptocurrencies

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

Funding5 days 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.

Infrastructure5 days 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.

Funding6 days 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.

Health6 days 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.

Funding6 days 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 Roundup6 days 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 Inclusion6 days 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.

Antitrust6 days 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.

People6 days 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 Tech7 days 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 Roundup7 days 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.

Infrastructure7 days ago

States Should Subsidize Pole Replacement Costs, Charter Says

The issue of pole attachment costs to place broadband equipment is being examined by the FCC.

Broadband Mapping & Data7 days ago

Bryan Darr: Federal Broadband Funding is Available for Local Governments

Ookla can help your community get the funding you need to provide access for all to the digital economy.

Section 2301 week ago

Parler Policy Exec Hopes ‘Sustainable’ Free Speech Change on Twitter if Musk Buys Platform

Parler's Amy Peikoff said she wishes Twitter can follow in her social media company's footsteps.

Expert Opinion1 week ago

Patty Judge: FCC Pole Attachments Proceeding Will Help Boost Connectivity Across America

The FCC recognizes pole access for the barrier that it is.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

Musk Pauses Twitter Deal, Telefonica and OneWeb Join Forces, Ting to Bring Fiber to Alexandria, Va.

Musk has taken a step back from the acquisition, but insists he still intends to purchase Twitter.

Funding1 week ago

Members of Congress, Industry and Non-Profit Stakeholders React to NTIA Funding Rules

Though most groups issued their support, others voiced reservations.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

Roundup of News Surrounding NTIA’s Notice of Funding for Broadband Infrastructure

Fund disbursement procedures for three new federal broadband programs are now publicly available.

Funding2 weeks ago

Commerce Secretary Raimondo Heads to North Carolina to Tout Infrastructure Bill Investments

NTIA notices of funding opportunity released Friday to kick off grant disbursement.

Funding2 weeks ago

NTIA Says Primary Awards For Middle Mile Grants to Fall Between $5 Million and $100 Million

The long awaited notice of funding opportunity laid out the system for how each applicant program will be scored.

Funding2 weeks ago

Commerce Department’s NTIA Releases Details for Funds Distributed Under IIJA

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) details parameters of Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program.

FCC2 weeks ago

Treasury Department Joins FCC, USDA and NTIA in Collaborating on Broadband Funding

Agency leaders sign pact to formalize information-sharing on broadband deployment projects.

Broadband Mapping2 weeks ago

Industry Concerned About Challenges of Getting Mapping Data to FCC

The FCC has a September deadline for mapping data it will begin collecting at the end of June.

Blockchain2 weeks ago

U.S. Facing Pressure from China as Digital Currency Adoption Debate Continues

Experts expressed concern about the U.S. falling behind China on the development of a central bank digital currency.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

USF Funding Bill Out of Committee, Texas Social Bill Ban Temporarily Lifted, Bedoya Confirmed for FTC

A Senate committee passed a bill that would require the FCC explore including Big Tech in Universal Service Fund contributions.

Wireless2 weeks ago

Starry Hosts First Earnings Call, Says its Model Positions it to Compete Against Larger Players

Starry CEO assured investors that Starry's technology model allows them to compete with other more established providers.

#broadbandlive2 weeks ago

Broadband Breakfast on May 18, 2022 – Treasury’s Capital Projects Fund and Broadband Infrastructure

Treasury's Capital Projects Fund becomes all the more important with the release of NOFO for the NTIA's BEAD program.

Spectrum2 weeks ago

Rosenworcel Proposes Funding Infrastructure and 911 Transition with Spectrum Auction Money

The FCC’s chairwoman spoke on the future of spectrum during a Tuesday CTIA event on 5G’s climate impacts.

Funding2 weeks ago

Federal Communications Commission Wants to Allow Wi-Fi School Buses to Receive Funding

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced the proposal at a meeting of the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training.

Rural2 weeks ago

Local Governments Provide Valuable Information for Rural Infrastructure Builds

Rural communities vary in broadband needs, making community engagement essential for breaching the digital divide.

Rural2 weeks ago

Community Development Financial Institutions Funds Prepare for Broadband Infrastructure Funding

CDFI funds are responsible for rural Wyoming broadband and may offer a solution to rural areas across the nation.