Universal Broadband

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USTelecom and NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association

Date: 
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 13:00

A webinar featuring the authors of a new research paper describing in economic terms the costs of building and supporting a broadband network. The conversation will center on the critical role rural subsidies play in assisting service providers to deliver broadband to high-cost areas and how best to ensure subsidies are properly targeted and efficiently distributed.

Presenters

Steve Parsons, PhD, President, Parsons Applied Economics
James Stegeman, President, CostQuest Associates (CQA)



By Gluing Fiber to the Ground, Startup Thinks It Can Slash Broadband Installation Costs for Local Government

Whenever a city wants to install high-speed Internet — be it for economic development, cost-savings for emergency responders or local schools — it must first answer a question: low or high?

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BroadbandUSA

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

US Department of Commerce

Date: 
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:00

Statewide strategies to promote broadband adoption and use in rural communities. Speakers will highlight the role of state governments, libraries and university extension programs in planning and execution of these strategies. The speakers will also discuss the role of broadband adoption in rural economic and workforce development, as well as approaches to facilitate broadband use and improve digital skills.

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Kentucky's Statewide Broadband on Track for 2019-20

The Kentucky Wired plan has been delayed and survived a near-death experience during the 2018 legislative session, but the “middle mile” broadband network plan now intends to roll out within 18 to 24 months with its original intent and focus – put

Rural Communities Suffer the Most Without Access to the Web

The Federal Communications Commission estimates 5.74 percent of Michigan's population - 573,426 people - have no broadband providers in their area, and only 62.32 percent have more than one option for high-speed Internet.

Senate Farm Bill Sets New RUS Broadband Finance Standards

The Senate has passed a Farm Bill whose broadband section reins in potential overbuilding of commercial broadband operators with government broadband subsidies.

What I learned about tech from Idaho miners, farmers and firefighters

Idaho is a state full of innovative, can-do people who are making our nation’s economy and society stronger. But it all depends on connectivity. And in that regard, we aren’t yet where we want to be.

Cities, the FCC and Gigabit Networks

The federal government is recognizing what cities and those of us here in 2013 already knew: that our policies should ensure that bandwidth never constrains economic growth or social progress.

Facebook gives up on building internet-beaming drones

Four years after embarking on a project to bring internet access to remote locations through the use of internet-beaming drones, Facebook is giving up on designing its own aircraft.

NTIA Reauthorization Legislation Morphs Into Broadband Bill (updated)

The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), held a hearing to consider draft legislation to reauthorize the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).