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ITIF Report: Next-generation broadband networks crucial to boost economy

At an event on March 5, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) - a Speed Matters partner - released a report on the importance of next-generation broadband networks. Read More »

NTIA, USDA and FCC host public meeting on broadband initiatives in economic stimulus

The three government organizations that oversee the dispersal and regulation of broadband deployment and grants are hosting a public meeting on Tuesday March 10 regarding the broadband initiatives funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Read More »

One Economy launches new health care hub for low-income families

One Economy launched Atlanta Health Care for You last month - an online hub that will connect "people to health information and local free or low-cost resources that improve both your health care access and outcomes." Read More »

Broadband connects sick children with classrooms

At Speed Matters, we have highlighted the benefits of high speed Internet for the economy, education, health care, the environment, public safety and closing the digital divide. However, several new broadband-based programs are helping solve another problem: allowing ill children to be kids. Read More »

States eyeing broadband money from economic stimulus package

States and localities across the country are beginning to assess their broadband gaps, hoping to tap into the $7.2 billion in federal funding for high-speed Internet expansion in the economic stimulus bill. Speed Matters will keep you updated as we learn more about the grantmaking process and plans in states and communities. Read More »

ConnectKentucky a model for other states

As states are applying for the $7.2 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act set aside for broadband projects across the country, many are looking to Kentucky as a model. Read More »

Report: U.S. falls to sixth in innovation-based competitiveness

A new report from a Speed Matters partner, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, found that the United States ranked sixth among 40 nations and regions in innovation-based economic competitiveness. Most troubling, the ITIF report found that the United States has made the least progress among all 40 nations studied in improvement toward the new knowledge-based innovation economy. Read More »

Ohio set to see great benefit from increased broadband

Ohio is one of many states that is getting ready to tap into funding for broadband deployment in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Read More »

Rural Broadband And Telemedicine Save Stroke Victims’ Lives

Broadband saves lives - at least according to a recent article in the USA Today. A two-way video and audio link - made possible by rural broadband access - saved the life of a woman experiencing a stroke. Read More »

Obama: U.S. to bring broadband to “nearly every community in America”

President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Tuesday, which is funding $7.2 billion for grant programs to increase the deployment and adoption of high speed Internet. Read More »

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