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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 »

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 »

Broadband stimulus program kick off meeting big success

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development (RUS), and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss how they would coordinate the dispersal of economic stimulus money for broadband projects. 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 »

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 »

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