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2010-05-04 10:56:00

ASHBURN, Va., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalBridge Communications Corp. (DBC), the leading private operator of WiMAX 4G broadband networks in underserved and mid-sized communities in the U.S., won a $4.3 million grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to deploy fourth-generation wireless services to three Idaho counties, the company announced today. Made under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the broadband stimulus award will provide...

2010-04-26 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Following months of due diligence and based on the findings of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) National Broadband Plan, County Executives of America (CEA) announced today that it intends to provide free broadband wireless service to the residents and public service employees of its 700 member counties. The plan calls for CEA to work with strategic partners to construct a new nationwide wireless broadband network using the AWS-3 broadband...

2010-04-23 21:35:00

Hundreds of New Jersey and New York residents attended the summit to learn about the impact that universal broadband access will have on education, jobs and wealth creation opportunities NEWARK, N.J., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) hosted over three hundred area residents, elected officials, dignitaries and celebrities at the Newark Digital Empowerment Summit themed "Broadband: Closing the Economic Divide." The summit, which occurred at...

2010-04-23 14:00:00

- New Report Outlines Regulations' Impact on U.S. Job Market - WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, economist Coleman Bazelon of The Brattle Group released a new report, "The Employment and Economic Impacts of Network Neutrality Regulation: An Empirical Analysis," that highlights the effects proposed net neutrality regulations would have on the broadband industry and the U.S. economy. The research was sponsored by Mobile Future, the non-profit, non-partisan coalition of...

2010-04-19 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- BET Networks announced today its submission of a proposal to The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) for a grant under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) which is a part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. BET proposes to increase the adoption of broadband technology amongst African Americans through its National Sustainable Broadband Adoption Project (BETN-NSBAP)...

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...


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