Houston, We Have a Broadband Problem

In real life, the quote was "Houston, we've had a problem.” phrase used by Jack Swigert to report an explosion in one of the Apollo 13 oxygen tanks during a flight to the Moon. The crew was forced into survival mode as the team orbited the Moon and returned to the Earth. It became well-used … Continue reading Houston, We Have a Broadband Problem

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RCRC Rural Broadband Update: FCC and Rural Utilities Service

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that the next meeting of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (Committee) will be held on April 25, 2018 at 9 a.m. The Committee will hear reports and recommendations of its working groups on broadband deployment and discuss strategies for accelerating broadband deployment by reducing regulatory barriers to infrastructure investment. … Continue reading RCRC Rural Broadband Update: FCC and Rural Utilities Service

AT&T Gigapower Fiber Coming to My Neighborhood

The focus of this blog is on rural broadband issues. However, AT&T has launched a fiber to the home project in my Sun City community. This fiber install provides an opportunity to observe the process and write about it, sharing issues that might arise out of this telecommunication infrastructure upgrade. According to a technician who … Continue reading AT&T Gigapower Fiber Coming to My Neighborhood

CETF Report: Catalyst for Action

The California Emerging Technology Fund has published their annual report celebrating ten years of achievement. 10 Years of Achievement in Closing the Digital Divide The California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) has been on a mission over the last decade to forge partnerships and foster public policy to close the Digital Divide. This work has been … Continue reading CETF Report: Catalyst for Action