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2010-03-25 15:35:00

Following the release of the Federal Communications Commission's National Broadband Plan, ADE encourages a focus on affordable access and increased broadband adoption to achieve universal broadband ATLANTA, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) leadership including Chairman Julius H. Hollis, Vice Chairman Manuel (Manny) A. Diaz and Senior Advisor Shirley Franklin, traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to advocate for increased minority access to...

2010-03-25 10:48:00

WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A study authored by Brattle Group principal Coleman Bazelon and sponsored by Qualcomm shows that wireless broadband access has significant cost advantages over wired access in reaching homes in rural areas, making it an attractive and efficient option for meeting the broadband needs of rural America. Current U.S. policy promotes nationwide broadband deployment and adoption, with an emphasis on meeting the needs of unserved and underserved communities....

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2010-03-23 10:45:00

The national broadband plan that was delivered to Congress last week has apparently not satisfied some experts who feel that the United States would still fall behind other industrialized nations in speed and price, according to the Associated Press (AP). Experts insist that the plan, proposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is not nearly effective enough to bring faster Internet speeds at competitively lower prices to more Americans. Why the proposal would fail, is due to...

2010-03-17 09:13:00

ATLANTA, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) issued the following statement regarding yesterday's release of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) National Broadband Plan: "We are grateful to the FCC for their many months of hard work in developing the National Broadband Plan, and for their steady commitment to delivering broadband Internet access to every American. For the millions of un-served and underserved Americans, the Internet can...

2010-03-16 15:33:00

Includes several Landrieu recommendations to expand high-speed Internet WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today commented on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) release of the National Broadband Plan to increase broadband Internet access in every corner of the country. "The National Broadband Plan released by the FCC encourages the nationwide...

2010-03-16 14:00:00

EBENSBURG, Pa., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As the federal government begins a second round of funding for broadband service expansion across the United States, L.R. Kimball and its LinkAMERICA partners are already setting the standard for broadband mapping in four states. The alliance of four communications technology firms has gathered extensive mapping data for Alabama, Idaho, Wisconsin and Wyoming, each of which selected the LinkAMERICA team to lead its mapping efforts. LinkAMERICA is a...

2010-03-16 09:44:00

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) National Broadband Plan: "The deployment of high-speed, broadband infrastructure from coast to coast will fuel the development of millions of new jobs here at home and global competitiveness for our nation. Furthermore, affordable access to the Internet and other broadband services will also provide innovative solutions to address...

2010-03-15 16:15:00

WASHINGTON, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to deliver the National Broadband Plan to Congress Tuesday (March 16). The chairman released a summary of the plan Monday (March 15). The following is a statement by Tom Tauke, Verizon executive vice president for public affairs, policy and communications: "Verizon strongly supports the emphasis in the National Broadband Plan on the deployment of broadband facilities and adoption by...

2010-02-18 13:31:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell today announced that Pennsylvania will receive more than $128 million in two federal Recovery Act grants to expand broadband infrastructure in underserved areas and to directly connect critical community institutions to enhance healthcare delivery, education, workforce development, and public safety. "Broadband is a key driver for economic development, public safety, education, health care, and job creation....

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2010-02-11 09:20:00

Google announced its plans on Wednesday to develop experimental super high-speed broadband networks in an attempt to bring people up to speed with today's Internet highway. Google has gone head-to-head with large mobile corporations such as AT&T and Verizon Mobile over net neutrality. The goal is to get telephone companies to allow its customers to run any Web apps they want, but carriers do not want to lose control of networks they have invested time and money to build. Google hopes...