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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...

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)...