Fact Sheet Explains Why “Satellite Is Not Broadband” But?

Community Networks Newsletter As a nation our goal is ubiquitous broadband coverage so every person, regardless of where they live, can obtain the fast, affordable, reliable Internet access necessary for modern times. For people in rural areas, where large national wireline providers don’t typically invest in the infrastructure for high-quality connectivity, satellite Internet access is … Continue reading Fact Sheet Explains Why “Satellite Is Not Broadband” But?

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Major Satellite Operator CEOs Clash Over 5G

Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the top satellite operators remain optimistic that they can take advantage of new growth opportunities in areas such as In-Flight Connectivity (IFC), 5G, and connected transportation. This was one of the main takeaways of the “Satellite and the Hyper-Connected World: The view from leading operators and businesses” panel at World … Continue reading Major Satellite Operator CEOs Clash Over 5G

Connect America Fund Auction To Expand Broadband To Over 700,000 Rural Homes And Businesses

FCC Press Release Auction Allocates $1.488 Billion To Close the Digital Divide WASHINGTON, August 28, 2018—Over 700,000 rural homes and small businesses will gain access to high-speed Internet service for the first time through the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction, auction results released today show, and more than half of those … Continue reading Connect America Fund Auction To Expand Broadband To Over 700,000 Rural Homes And Businesses

Hearing On “Oversight Of The FCC”

Some highlights from the prepared Statement Of Chairman Ajit Pai United States Leadership in 5G. . . .the FCC is moving forward aggressively to hold auctions and move a substantial amount of spectrum into the commercial marketplace. On November 14, we plan on beginning our 28 GHz band auction, which will be quickly followed by … Continue reading Hearing On “Oversight Of The FCC”

Broadband at End of Forty Mile Road: Community WiFI

by Russ Steele There are rural communities in the Sierra that are  40 miles from fiber broadband connections and lack the population density necessary to attract cable providers.  Hughes Network Solutions is promoting the development of community WiFi networks using satellite backhaul.  A single high capacity network terminal serving a WiFi mesh network, with access … Continue reading Broadband at End of Forty Mile Road: Community WiFI

New Space Tools for Economic Development.

Below is an email from Planet, formally Planet Lab, offering access to a global database of images providing the broadband user a new set of tools for exploring the planet and creating new ideas for analysis and possible business applications. Hi Russell, Planet has about 500 images for every given location on Earth’s landmass – … Continue reading New Space Tools for Economic Development.