ALL OVER THE MAP: NTIA wants the public to weigh in by July 16 with ideas on how to ensure the federal government is accurately measuring the number of Americans connected to the internet, David Redl, head of the Commerce Department agency, wrote Wednesday in a blog post : "We want to know how the … Continue reading NTIA is Looking for Broadband Mapping Comments
The FCC says Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) can challenge its decision to exclude some areas of his state from subsidies to expand mobile broadband. The Mobility Fund auction will award $4.53 billion to companies to offer service in rural areas, but the FCC said some communities already have adequate service and are thus ineligible for … Continue reading Sen Manchin, Makes Wise Mapping Decision
Last week Ellen and I with two other couples spent eight days at the Hat Creek Hereford Ranch RV Park, located in rural Shasta County. It is next door to the Hat Creek Observatory which is searching for signals from extraterrestrial intelligence and other science-related projects involving Cube Sats. More details on the science activities … Continue reading Hat Creek RV Park Broadband
Facebook’s been talking Terragraph since way back during its 2016 F8 keynote. The social media giant’s ambitious plan to bring fast Wi-Fi to cities is taking another key step toward real world trials with the addition of Qualcomm. The chipmaking giant announced today that it will add the 60Ghz tech to its future chipsets, with … Continue reading City Centric 60 Ghz WiFi?
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Paul A. Gosar D.D.S. (AZ-04), Western Caucus Member Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Senior Vice President for Government Affairs at CTIA Kelly Cole, and President and CEO of the Wireless Infrastructure Association Jonathan Adelstein released the following statements after Congressman LaMalfa's amendment to H.R. 2 - which would streamline the permitting process for rural broadband infrastructure … Continue reading Good News for Rural Broadband
PAI HEADS SOUTH — FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will spend this week traveling across Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia as part of his push to highlight efforts to close the "digital divide." Here's his schedule for the week: — Monday: Pai visits a telemedicine facility in Richmond and a Virginia farm. — Tuesday: … Continue reading When Will California Get an FCC Digital Divide Tour?
Congressman LaMalfa's Newsletter came in my email this morning and I was instantly disappointed. His opening paragraph: Dear Friend, Last week was National Infrastructure Week, but there were no parades or celebrations of America’s infrastructure system this year. The truth is, we’re lagging far behind where we should be, and we must do something about … Continue reading Disappointment and Time for Action