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2010-08-18 14:53:00

TACOMA, Wash., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet) announced today it has received a second federal grant to extend high-speed broadband service to nearly every unserved area of the state. "This broadband initiative will create immediate jobs, attract economic investment to rural areas, and provide reliable, high-speed internet access to schools, libraries, emergency responders, hospitals, government agencies, businesses and individuals," said Greg Marney, Chief...

2010-07-27 12:15:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C. and LUBBOCK, Texas, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Conterra Broadband Services, a national broadband services company specializing in rural areas, has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide high-quality, high-speed wide area network services to the Texas Region 17 Education Service Center Consortium for 41 member independent school districts and charter schools. The hybrid broadband network is a combination of fiber optic and FCC-licensed microwave radio design which will...

2010-07-20 16:45:00

WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday (July 20) issued its latest periodic progress report required by Congress to assess whether advanced telecommunications services are being deployed in a "reasonable and timely" fashion. For the first time since the initial report in 1999, the commission found (by a vote of 3-2) that broadband services are not being deployed in such a way. The following statement should be attributed to Kathleen Grillo,...

2010-07-15 14:59:00

Public Can Register Now for this Free September Event HARRISBURG, Pa., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --To move closer to its goal of making broadband available to every citizen, the commonwealth will host the 2010 Pennsylvania Broadband Summit on Sept. 20 and 21 in the Harrisburg area. This free event will bring together local, state and federal government officials; telecommunications industry leaders; law enforcement and public safety professionals; educators and librarians;...

2010-07-02 12:55:00

ATLANTA, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Julius H. Hollis, Chairman of the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE), issued the following statement regarding President Obama's announcement today of new government investments in 66 projects to expand broadband connections in rural and poor areas across the country. According to the White House, the $795 million in grants and loans funded by the 2009 economic stimulus act will create 5,000 jobs and generate $200 million in associated private...

2010-06-21 12:00:00

VIDEO SOUND FOOTAGE AVAILABLE (INFORMATION AT BOTTOM OF RELEASE) WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A growing number of states are stepping up efforts to expand high-quality broadband--or high-speed Internet--in the wake of the federal government's national plan and the availability of stimulus funds, according to a new report released today by the Pew Center on the States. Driven by tight budgets to do more with less, many states are looking to broadband as a potential vehicle...

2010-06-17 16:31:00

ATLANTA, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Julius H. Hollis, Chairman of the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE), issued the following statement regarding today's announcement by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of a notice of inquiry (NOI) on the reclassification of broadband: "Today's announcement that the FCC will open a notice of inquiry that will allow the agency to explore the reclassification of broadband is extremely concerning to say the least - especially considering...

2010-05-25 15:12:00

NEW YORK, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bonnie Wong, President of Asian Women in Business, issued the following statement in response to the letter issued by members of Congress urging the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider classifying broadband service as telephone service. Asian Women in Business thanks the 106 members of Congress that have written to the Federal Communications Commission and urged them to carefully reconsider the announcement of net neutrality rules...

2010-05-25 09:00:00

Rep. Gene Green (TX-29) and 73 of his Democratic colleagues sent a letter urging FCC Chairman Genachowski to reconsider plan to reclassify broadband internet service ATLANTA, May 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) expresses their support for members of Congress who urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) not to move forward with a proposal that undermines critically important investment in broadband and the jobs that come with it. "We...

2010-05-12 15:14:00

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As private industry and federal regulators look to expand high-speed Internet access, small business owners told Members of Congress today that widely available and affordable broadband service can help small firms increase productivity, compete in the global marketplace and create badly needed jobs. During a hearing of the House Committee on Small Business, entrepreneurs and lawmakers said that bringing broadband service to unserved and...


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