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E-Government enters new age

In an op/ed for State Tech Magazine, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) President Robert Atkinson and senior ITIF analyst Daniel Castro argue that the United States is entering a new age of e-government. Read More »

U.K. releases report recommending universal broadband access

Parallel to the Obama Administration's and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's crucial inclusion of provisions to move toward universal broadband access for U.S. citizens, last month the U.K. government took a significant step forward to ensure the same for its citizens by publishing Digital Britain: The Interim Report Read More »

Economic Stimulus package a victory for Speed Matters

The economic stimulus package that passed the House and Senate last week and scheduled to be signed by President Obama today is a victory for all of us who have worked so hard to get high speed Internet access to all Americans. Read More »

Senate Stimulus Compromise Cuts $2 billion from original Senate broadband investment plan

The Collins-Nelson Amendment to the original Senate version of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan was released this weekend, including $7 billion in broadband investment. The compromise bill -- which has been accepted by the Senate Democratic leadership -- cuts broadband spending by $2 billion from the amount in the original Senate economic stimulus, but still is more generous than the $6 billion in the bill passed by the House of Representatives last month. Read More »

Senate Stimulus Passes with $7 billion broadband investment plan

Today the Senate passed its version of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan, including $7 billion in broadband investment. While this represents a $2 billion cut for broadband from the original Senate proposal, it is still more generous than the $6 billion in the bill passed by the House of Representatives last month. Read More »

Stimulus Broadband Package Looks To Help Libraries Across The U.S.

Another crucial beneficiary of the proposed stimulus bill's broadband provisions: libraries. Read More »

Connect Minnesota Releases First Accurate Mapping of State’s Broadband Access

Last week, Minnesota took a step in the right direction towards achieving universal broadband access. Read More »

Hawaii planning for statewide broadband by 2012

The Hawaii Broadband Task Force is proposing the creation of a Hawaii Communications Commission that would serve both as a regulatory agency and as an advocate for consumers and industry development. Read More »

Alliance for Digital Equality hosts Chicago Digital Empowerment Council

The Alliance for Digital Equality launches its Chicago-based initiative on February 4 with a forum on the impact of affordable broadband deployment on the Chicago region. Read More »

Connect Appalachia to extend broadband to underserved communities

This past Tuesday, Congressman Zach Space (OH-18) introduced the Connecting Appalachia Broadband Plan, which will bring broadband technology to a wide range of underserved communities. Read More »

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