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2012-11-16 08:28:35

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadband-enabled savings increased nearly $1,200 per American household from last year, the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) announced today. Savings for Internet-using U.S. consumers grew from 12.2% (or $7,694.56 annually) to 13.5% (or $8,870.00 annually), with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting that average annual expenditures rose 3.3 percent in 2011(1). The upswing in consumer spending was the first increase since the 1.7-percent...

2012-11-01 11:30:31

SAGINAW, Mich., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MiCTA, a national non-profit cooperative purchasing organization, has awarded Kilgour School in Cincinnati a 2012 Technology Innovation Grant. The $24,000 grant will help fund the introduction of an innovative business education program teaching entrepreneurship and critical thinking skills, as well as financial literacy. The grant allows Kilgour School to introduce "Student MBA: Bringing Business to the Classroom," a program the school piloted...

2012-10-30 07:30:10

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambium Networks(TM), a leading provider of wireless broadband access network solutions, and Agile Networks, a telecommunications services company headquartered in Canton, Ohio, today announced that Cambium's world-class suite of wireless solutions has been chosen for the statewide build-out of The Agile Network in Ohio. The Agile Network will cover more than 3 million address points across the state, including over 100,000 homes that do...

2012-10-23 11:27:27

Coalition promotes access to new technology and better service for Kentucky consumers FRANKFORT, Ky., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citizens for a Digital Future (CDF) announced today the official launch of its Kentucky Chapter. The group was joined by several prominent Kentucky organizations in highlighting key policy areas dealing with broadband access and adoption that will become the focus of its efforts in the state. CDF is a national coalition whose members support...

2012-10-17 15:27:03

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter has attracted industry veteran Jim Blackley to the Charter team as Executive Vice President, Engineering and Information Technology. In this new role, Mr. Blackley will have oversight of the Advanced Engineering and Information Technology teams. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110526/AQ10195LOGO) Mr. Blackley was previously with Cablevision for 16 years. His most recent assignment was Executive Vice President, Corporate Engineering...

2012-10-10 15:24:45

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General Communication Inc., (GCI) (NASDAQ:GNCMA) and its wholly owned subsidiary, United Utilities, Inc. (UUI), have delivered terrestrial broadband Internet service to the residents of 40 remote, rural communities in Bristol Bay and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Efforts continue to connect an additional 25 communities to the state's only high-speed broadband terrestrial service in Western Alaska. In the first week of October, GCI...

2012-09-27 02:24:44

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States' global leadership position in fourth generation cellular wireless networks (4G) is at risk as other countries make significant investments in mobile broadband innovation, according to a new Deloitte report. The report contends that the costs of freeing up spectrum to handle the growth of commercial mobile broadband services should be compared to the economic benefits that result, including increased tax revenues. Deloitte notes that...

2012-09-24 06:23:56

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast today kicked off year two of Internet Essentials, an ambitious and comprehensive broadband adoption program designed to help close the digital divide for low-income Americans, at a special event held at Kramer Middle School in Washington, D.C. Comcast Executive Vice President David L. Cohen was joined by Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, Kramer Middle School Principal Kwame Simmons, and former NFL Coach and Internet Essentials spokesman...

FCC Set To Enact Private-Sector Spectrum Sharing
2012-09-15 07:43:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite an FCC announcement recently regarding wireless spectrum sharing between the US government and the private sector, lawmakers and oversight committees argue that federal officials aren't doing enough to get unused spectrum into commercial hands. On Wednesday, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and members of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) announced that the former institution would begin...

2012-09-07 06:25:47

CHARLESTON, S.C., Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- State Senator Paul Campbell, State Representative David Mack and FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn joined Comcast Corporation's Executive Vice President David L. Cohen and the Charleston Digital Corridor today as they announced year two of Internet Essentials in Charleston. Internet Essentials is an ambitious and comprehensive broadband adoption program designed to help close the digital divide for low-income Americans. By taking more advantage of...