Erika Kosina, Tech Connection Writer, has an Other Voices in The Union on the state of broadband in Nevada County Nevada County's tech industry is poised for growth. More and more tech talent and businesses are realizing what a great place Nevada County is to live. But before this growth can happen, we need two things: … Continue reading The State Of Broadband In Nevada County
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, will convene a hearing titled, “Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: Investing in Next Generation Broadband,” at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The hearing will explore the most effective and efficient ways to address broadband deployment to close the … Continue reading Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: Investing in Next Generation Broadband
. . . a hot topic at Tuesday's NTIA oversight hearing: broadband mapping. Walden said he wants NTIA "back in this space" after handing off the National Broadband Map to the FCC in 2014. President Trump in a recent budget request asked for $50 million to go the NTIA for broadband mapping. The FCC revived … Continue reading Broadband Mapping a Hot Issue
SENATE APPROVES RURAL WIRELESS ACCESS ACT - The upper chamber on Thursday night signed off by unanimous consent on S. 1621 (115), the Rural Wireless Access Act, which would require the FCC to establish a consistent methodology for its internet coverage data collection. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced the bipartisan bill last summer, and Senate … Continue reading More Accurate Broadband Mapping?
On February 22, the Federal Communications Commission updated the National Broadband Map, replacing the original map that was released seven years ago by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The current map also has the ability to overlay satellite imagery. The map is currently using data collected in December 2016 based on Form 477 … Continue reading FCC’s New National Broadband Map
Commissioners will get a demonstration of a new National Broadband Map at the agency's monthly meeting today. It revives an Obama-era tool that tracks internet speeds across the country, as John reported last week. Even though the map is limited to fixed broadband, and doesn't include mobile coverage, it's envisioned as a "key resource ... … Continue reading FCC Unveils Broadband Map
RCRC Barbed Wire Newsletter The White House is requesting an additional $117 billion in nondefense discretionary spending for the 2018 budget. The request includes funding for Federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and key programs for rural broadband, including the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) broadband mapping program and the Rural Utilities … Continue reading POTUS Requests Additional Funding for Rural Programs