How Tax Reform Can Support Rural Broadband

Brookings: Nicol Turner-Lee, Fellow - Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation Not all U.S. communities are created equal when it comes to broadband deployment and availability. Earlier this year, my colleagues Blair Levin and Carol Mattey shared the challenges associated with deploying broadband in rural areas. According to the authors, it is not only expensive, … Continue reading How Tax Reform Can Support Rural Broadband

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

RCRC: Hearing Held on “Internet of Things”

From the RCRC Newsletter: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet held a hearing on expanding access to the “Internet of Things” (IoT) in rural communities.  “Beyond generating simple conveniences, Internet of Things technologies are taking on more significant and vital roles in our lives,” Chairman Roger Wicker … Continue reading RCRC: Hearing Held on “Internet of Things”

A New Vision for Economic Development

A new approach to economic development centered around the development of a municipal fiber network. Here again is a city, Wilson, treating high-speed broadband as critical infrastructure, just like water, sewer, and power. Pots and Pans: Wilson is using an approach that other cities should consider. They involve all of the stakeholders in the community … Continue reading A New Vision for Economic Development

House Democrats Plugged In On Broadband

Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) introduced Tuesday his Broadband Infrastructure Finance Innovation Act, as POLITICO reported last month would be coming. "This legislation builds on a model that already works in other sectors of the economy - a model that yields high value returns on modest investments," Lujan said in a statement. Source: Politico Morning … Continue reading House Democrats Plugged In On Broadband

How tax reform can support rural broadband

Nicol Turner-Lee Brookings Techtank: Not all U.S. communities are created equal when it comes to broadband deployment and availability. Earlier this year, my colleagues Blair Levin and Carol Mattey shared the challenges associated with deploying broadband in rural areas. According to the authors, it is not only expensive, but it does not necessarily yield a … Continue reading How tax reform can support rural broadband