BROADBAND STIMULUS

 

Coverage of BTOP oversight hearing this
morning in Senate Approp. Subcommittee

 

The Hill

 

"It's still early in this process, but the cable
guys are still coming up on the short end
of the stimulus stick."

 

Light Reading

 

More on Fairpoint’s Maine bill to thwart
federal stimulus awards to state entities

 

Main Public Broadcasting Network

“Will the Feds hang up on Fairpoint?”

 

New Hampshire Public Radio

 

NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN

 

National Exchange Carrier Assoc. proposes
the following goal: "Ubiquitous nationwide
access to fixed and mobile broadband
services, with fiber-to-the-home (or equi-
valent speed technology) as the long-term
standard for fixed networks."

 

NECA Reply Comments

 

More spectrum for wireless broadband a
top priority for House Communications
Subcommittee, says Rep. Boucher

 

Broadcasting & Cable

 

Privacy should be built into NBP, says
CDT

 

boingboing

 

USTelecom calls for study of broadband
adoption efforts

 

USTelecom Comment

 

BROADBAND

 

Netflix warns of net neutrality rule loop-
hole:  "'In short, if left unchecked, the
'managed services' category could engulf
the Commission’s open Internet policies
altogether' and let ISPs end run any reg-
ulations."

 

Ars Technica

 

Sup. Ct. campaign finance ruling "giving
new hope to opponents of net neutrality
regulation" . . .

 

PCWorld

 

... Harold Feld's take: "[T]he issue isn’t
as simple as blocked or not blocked.  Any
candidate that wants to buy an ad on tele-
vision or the radio can absolutely do so.
If they can afford it.

 

"Critics of Net Neutrality portray it as
a fight between big companies like AT&T
and Comcast v. huge companies like
Microsoft and Google.  They argue that
big companies will look after themselves
and we should let the free market decide.

 

"But the free market doesn't look after
democracy or political speech.  It can't.
The iron laws of economics that drive
the NBCs and Clear Channels of the
world to charge political candidates “all
the market will bear” apply with equal
force to Verizon or AOL. If we want to
keep the internet we have today, where
any candidate or podcaster or average
Jane can speak and hope to get heard,
we can't leave it to “the free market.”
The big companies will look out for
themselves; only Congress can look out
for democracy."

 

WetMachine

 

ESRI and Connected Nation develop
BroadbandStat GIS system to map
broadband data

 

Directions Magazine

 

Urbana, IL considers city-owned broad-
band utility

 

Daily Illini

 

…But is the project too big?

 

The News-Gazette

 

WIRELESS

 

“AT&T notes huge surge in WiFi usage”

 

Computerworld

 

"Has 2.4 GHz reached maximum capacity?"

 

SlashDot

 

OTHER NEWS

 

"Verizon job cuts just keep coming"

 

Broadband Reports

 

"Wow, Google Is Awfully Clueless About
My Social Life"

 

GigaOM

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