The Coming Broadband Initiative Challenges for Rural ISPs

by Russ Steele The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed into law on February 17, 2009. The Broadband Initiative funded in the Act was intended to accelerate broadband deployment in unserved, underserved, and rural areas and to strategic institutions that are likely to create jobs or provide significant public benefits. SEDCorp, the … Continue reading The Coming Broadband Initiative Challenges for Rural ISPs

Broadband Gaps Impact Every Member of Congress

Brooking Institute Adie Tomer Digital connectivity is the glue of the modern American economy. From rural farmers to city business leaders, every industry relies on broadband to track markets, connect with customers, and sell their products. The American household is equally reliant on broadband, whether its kids bringing home their digital classrooms, adults telecommuting to … Continue reading Broadband Gaps Impact Every Member of Congress

Broadband as Critical Infrastructure

On November 8th of this year in a California Advanced Services Fund presentation, Cynthia Walker who is the Director of the Communications Division, outlined some Big Picture Ideas for Discussion in implementing AB-1665 and changes to the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) Program. Those ideas are presenting in the graphic below: I would like to … Continue reading Broadband as Critical Infrastructure

More Broadband Mapping Angst

Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) is the latest lawmaker to say the FCC needs to step up action on broadband mapping. "My constituents have repeatedly expressed frustration with their limited access to broadband Internet, calling into question FCC's census-based maps that inaccurately claim otherwise," he wrote Thursday in a letter to Chairman Ajit Pai, criticizing the … Continue reading More Broadband Mapping Angst

Fixing the USA and CA Out of Date Broadband Maps

The US Broadband Maps are three years out of touch with reality, with the last update in June 2014. The previous update to the California Broadband Maps was December 2015. The FCC and the CPUC recognize these out of date maps are a problem. FCC All over the map: Pai told lawmakers he's secured a … Continue reading Fixing the USA and CA Out of Date Broadband Maps