BROADBAND STIMULUS

 

NATOA requests extension of BTOP/BIP
filing deadline

 

(Please send letters of support! –JB)

 

NATOA

 

BTOP/BIP application window now open

 

BroadbandUSA.gov

 

“Broadband stimulus provides windfall
for rural New York”

 

Network World

 

“Landline-based projects favored in
 stimulus awards, researchers contend”

 

Connected Planet

 

FCC releases new broadband data, which
includes information at census tract level

 

FCC

 

GOOGLE GIGABIT INITIATIVE

 

Lev Gonick: “Google's $1b Gigabit Fiber
to the Home Moon Shot”

 

Bytes From Lev

 

LA Times editorial: “If Google sparks a
race  to the top among broadband pro-
viders, it will hardly be the only one to
benefit.”

 

LA Times

 

Time:  “So what's in it for Google? Faster
Internet connections could increase con-

sumer appetite for Google offerings like
YouTube, particularly as the company
has made a cautious foray into the
movie-rental business.  Services like
Google Voice stand to benefit as well,
as better speeds could let Google ex-
pand the product into a full-fledged
VoIP telephone service.  But ultimately
this might be best read as a bid toward
the future. ‘We want to see what devel-
opers and users can do with ultra-high
speeds, whether it's creating new band-
width-intensive “killer apps” and ser-
vices, or other uses we can't yet ima-
gine,’ Google's announcement read.  
Whatever those unknown uses are,
Google is as well situated as anyone
to grab a piece of the action.”

 

Time Magazine

 

 “What Google could learn from EU
ISPs’  experience with fiber”

 

Ars Technica

 

Washington, D.C. to apply for Google
pilot

 

Washington Post

 

Ontario County, NY plans to submit
Google testbed application (from Ed
Hemminger)

 

13WHAM 

 

“Even Microsoft’s home town wants
Google fiber”

 

Information Week

 

“Hawaii gung-ho on Google’s gigabit
gamble”

 

Star Bulletin

 

Duluth to throw its hat in the ring …

 

Minnesota Public Radio

…but not Corvallis, Oregon

 

Corvallis Gazette Times

 

“[I]t's not too surprising to see Frontier
trying to downplay Google's announce-
ment informing locals that Google's
likely going to fail, fiber  is expensive,
and consumers really don't want "ultra-
fast" broadband anyway”

 

Broadband Reports

 

 “Advocates of Google do not, at least,
 seem disillusioned about the fight they
are facing.  ‘A lot of blood may be
spilled on this one.  The telcos in parti-
cular see this as the biggest challenge
to their dominance,’ said one”

 

Financial Times

 

 “‘The Google plan is short on details,
with no information on capital spend-
ing, and, in our  view, should primarily
be seen through the lens of regulatory
posturing,’ Sanford Bernstein senior
analyst Craig Moffett wrote in a re-
search report.  ‘We do not view Google's
announcement as a serious threat to
the broadband businesses of either the
cable or telecom operators.’”

 

Multichannel News

 

NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN

 

UTC webinar with Nick Sinai, FCC:
“The National Broadband Plan: What
it Means for Utilities”

 

UTC

 

National Association of Counties:

“National Broadband Plan could
derail local rights-of-way authority”

 

NACO 

 

Fiber to the Neighborhood

 

Tom Evslin Blog

 

40% in U.S. lack home broadband

 

AP

 

“Regulators may drop broadband
 line-sharing bombshell”

 

Ars Technica

 

FCC’s “Useless Broadband Competition
Map” based on 200kbps broadband
definition

 

GigaOM

 

 “Broadband Reform: Jobs, Not Down-
load Speeds”

 

Business Week

 

WIRELESS

 

“Google fiber and the future of free
Wi-Fi”

 

MuniWireless

 

“Can Minneapolis Wi-Fi survive
WiMAX?”

 

WiFiNet News

 

“Verizon on track for LTE in 2010”

 

Light Reading

 

VIDEO

 

Bell Canada offers a la carte TV --  
where it faces competition

 

Broadband Reports

 

OTHER NEWS

 

“Qwest Profit Falls -- No TV or wireless,
 no upgrade ambition, no problem?”

 

Broadband Reports

 

“AT&T Purchasing More Laws in
Wisconsin”:   “AT&T is back in private
session with Wisconsin lawmakers crafting
another new law that would classify AT&T
in the state as a ‘telecommunications utility,’
a title that would free AT&T from all current
obligations to provide service to all areas of
the state . . . . Proponents of the law (that
would be AT&T and the politicians who
love them) are again promising locals the
changes will result in ‘greater competition’”

 

Broadband Reports

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