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U.S. falls to 17th in U.N. broadband rankings

In a report that ranked 154 countries on their advanced use of information and communications technology, the United States fell from 11th to 17th between 2002 and 2007. Read More »

Rep. Boucher holds hearing on broadband stimulus programs

The House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet held a hearing to examine issues surrounding the broadband programs created under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on Thursday, April 2. Read More »

Telehealth network to link hundreds of hospitals in Midwest

The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Rural Health Care Pilot Program (RHCPP) announced grants for five broadband telehealth networks - connecting hospitals in nine states on April 16. The program will also fund a sixth network in Alaska. Read More »

High speed Internet will revolutionize civic engagement

President Obama continued to make history earlier this week when he launched Open for Questions - an online town hall that drew almost 100,000 participants and more than 3.5 million votes. Read More »

British Telecom given go ahead for super-fast broadband deployment

The Office of Communications (Ofcom), the government agency in the United Kingdom that oversees the telecommunications industry, made a ruling that allows British Telecom more flexibility in delivering fiber optic networks. Read More »

Role of States and Network Neutrality discussed at broadband roundtable

The fifth of six broadband stimulus roundtables was held in Washington DC on Monday, March 23 and the role of the states, broadband mapping and network neutrality were the topics of discussion. Read More »

Broadband stimulus roundtable moves to Arizona

At the third broadband stimulus roundtable, speakers attempted to tackle the problem of reaching vulnerable populations with broadband deployment. Read More »

Broadband availability on tribal lands discussed at second broadband roundtable

At the second NTIA broadband roundtable in Las Vegas on March 17, the discussion revolved around reaching vulnerable populations, selection criteria and definitions of "broadband", "underserved" and "unserved". Read More »

First NTIA broadband stimulus roundtable

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) held the first of six broadband stimulus roundtables at the Department of Commerce building in Washington, DC on March 16. The roundtables are designed to get public input on the rules the NTIA must write to implement the Broadband Technology Oppportunities grant program. Read More »

Report: Digital Divide still exists, hurts rural Americans

There is a 12 percent gap in domestic Internet access between rural and urban households, according to a new Agriculture Department Economic Resource Service report. Read More »

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