BROADBAND

 

Op Ed: “Unfortunately, America is not
grasping the opportunity that broadband
presents.  As the leaders of the team
that prepared the
National Broadband
Plan
that was presented to Congress in
March, we have seen that the public
debate on broadband focuses too much
on how our networks compare with
those in other countries.  Instead, the
discussion should focus on how to
use those networks here in America
and rethink how we deliver key ser-
vices.”

 

(We live in an increasingly competitive,
interconnected, and knowledge-based
world.  We must indeed make the most
of the networks we have.  At the same
time, however, we must also ensure
that our networks are at least as good
as those in the countries with which
we compete.  If we do not, we will
inevitably see our uses impaired, not
just by lack of imagination, but also
by network constraints.  –JB
)

 

Washington Post

 

In the meanwhile …

 

“New Survey Confirms Shoddy U.S.
Broadband”

 

San Francisco Chronicle

 

“The Future of Broadband is Here
Today – And You’re Going to Miss It”: 
“That vision they have of getting 100
Mbps service to 100 million homes by
2020?  Several U.S. markets have
already gone way beyond it to deliver
the future of broadband today….while
Washington debates, many markets
miss out.  Those who want better
broadband should take their lessons
from some of the cities who have
successfully deployed their own
networks.”

 

GigaOM

 

“The Deluge of Data: Opportunity
Knocking” (From Craig Settles)

 

FierceTelecom

 

“NW Indiana forming broadband
strategy”

 

Inside Indiana Business

 

“Tell us if you haven’t heard this
one before.  Google pledges to
deploy a red-hot network technol-
ogy but instead uses blog posts and 
regulatory hectoring to cause havc
for the service providers that ulti-
mately must do the hard work to
deploy real networks. … Indeed,
prove us wrong by deploying fiber
at any reasonable scale and we’ll
own up to it happily.”

 

Connected Planet

 

NBP – Health Care:  Carl Taylor

 

Medical Video Conferencing

 

NBP – Economic Development

 

FCC.gov YouTube

 

Roundup of comments in FCC
“third way” NOI . . ..

 

Ars Technica

 

The Hill

 

BroadbandBreakfast.com

 

“Cable tees off on FCC’s ‘third
way’ proposal”

 

Light Reading

 

FBI says FCC must preserve ability
to wiretap

 

Washington Post

 

Minority groups oppose FCC reclass-
ification

 

The Hill

 

Op-Ed: “Broadband rules are crucial
to expand broadband access and 
protect users”

 

Sacramento Bee

 

“NTIA used non-expert reviewers for
BTOP round 1”

 

App-rising.com

 

More on changes to FCC rural health
 care broadband program

 

Connected Planet

 

Kansas forms task force to study
broadband options

 

FierceTelecom

 

SMART GRID

 

“General Electric Ecomagination Chal-
lenge Seeks Project Ideas for Smart
Grid”

 

BroadbandBreakfast.com

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