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Congress & National Broadband Plan
 
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Members of the House Commerce Subcommittee on Technology discuss how they will move forward on the FCC's National Broadband plan. Program from Saturday, March 20, 2010.
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The National Purposes in the National Broadband Plan: One Year Later
 
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It has been almost one year since the Obama Administration presented a strategy for expanding the availability and adoption of broadband Internet access nationwide. In calling on the Administration to create the national broadband plan, Congress insisted that the plan specifically address "national purposes"—job creation and economic growth, consumer welfare, civic participation, public safety and homeland security, health care, energy independence and efficiency, and other issues. ITIF is pleased to reunite the team from the Federal Communications Commission who spearheaded the development of recommendations to integrate broadband into key components of society—and people's daily lives. Please join them for an update on achieving these national purposes during what has been an eventful year for Internet policy action and debate. Robert D. Atkinson, President, ITIF Eugene Huange, Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Mohit Kaushal, Executive Vice President, West Wireless Health Institute Blair Levin, Communications and Society Fellow, Aspen Institute Jennifer Manner, Deputy Chief, Public Safety Bureau, FCC Steve Midgley, Deputy Director, Office of Education and Technology, Department of Education Nick Sinai, Senior Advisor, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
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Two Perspectives on the National Broadband Plan
 
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In the months since the Federal Communications Commission released the National Broadband Plan, the suggested policies and goals have produced considerable support as well as criticism. Through their respective efforts, Craig Settles, a broadband industry analyst, and Blair Levin, chief architect of the National Broadband Plan, have become two prominent voices addressing the Plan, trading columns on GigaOM. In his columns, Settles has argued that the National Broadband Plan calls for a monolithic solution to broadband adoption at the expense of flexibility in supporting different locally-based approaches to maximize economic outcomes, as well as challenged the polices for competition and changes to the Universal Service Fund. Levin, Director of the National Broadband Plan, has defended the Plan arguing that Settles' criticism ignores a number of key recommendations, the problems that Congress ask that the Plan address, and the economics of broadband deployment. On February 7, the New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative and GigaOM will host Settles and Levin to continue the discussion of the National Broadband Plan and how to move towards implementation. The Wall Street Journal's Amy Schatz and GigaOM's Stacey Higginbotham will moderate the discussion. http://www.newamerica.net/events/2011/Two_Perspectives_Broadband
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National Broadband Plan   Bizwatch
 
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The National Broadband Plan did not meet any opposition from the Philippine Competition Commission or PCC. However, the government agency is recommending some measures to make it more effective. One of the measures that the Philippine Competition Commission is recommending with regards to the National Broadband Plan or NBP is to remove government regulations that restrict healthy competition in the industry. The Dept. of Information and Communications Technology or DICT is spearheading the formulation and implementation of the NBP which aims to upgrade the quality of broadband services in the Philippines. It also aims to widen the reach and link all government agencies, public institutions and local government units through the internet. The objective of the National Broadband Plan is to ensure that all Filipinos will reap the benefits of broadband, address challenges in the sector and accelerate broadband deployment. To achieve these goals, the PCC recommends that the regulators such as the National Telecommunications Commission be given more teeth to enforce their mandates, review the competition landscape in the telco sector and resolve interconnection issues in the broadband market. Among the recommendation is the amendment of Republic Act 7925 that would allow NTC to impose higher penalties on telco players found violating the country’s laws and regulations. The PCC noted that RA 7925 passed in 1995 has no penal provisions. In the absence of this, the NTC applies the penalties provided under the outdated Public Services Act of 1936 which sets the fines at not more than P200.00 per day until the violation is corrected. In implementing the Philippine Competition Act, the anti-trust body prevents firms from exploiting consumers and excluding competitors. The Philippine Competition Commission establishes rules to safeguard the competitive process and ensure that competition is maintained. The body also stressed that there is a need to remove regulations that create barriers to competition.. The PCC identified some major types of government intervention that restrict competition. These are those that reinforce market dominance or limit the entry of new players and those that are conducive to collusion or that increase costs to compete in the market.
President Duterte approves National Broadband Plan
 
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Government launches national broadband plan
 
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Government launches national broadband plan By Rex Remitio | June 23, 2017 CNN Philippines' News Night Government rolls out the National Broadband Project in hopes of improving Internet connection. This report first aired on CNN Philippines' News Night on June 23, 2017. © 2015 Nine Media Corp. CNN name, logo and all associated elements ™ and © 2015 Cable News Network. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The National Broadband Plan: Four Years Later
 
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In March 2010, at the request of Congress, the Obama administration presented a strategy for expanding the availability and adoption of broadband Internet access nationwide. The National Broadband Plan included specific proposals to address "national purposes" through expanded broadband access, including job creation and economic growth, consumer welfare, civic participation, public safety and homeland security, health care, and energy independence and efficiency. ITIF reunites the team from the Federal Communications Commission that spearheaded the development of recommendations to integrate broadband into key components of society and people's daily lives. The team provides an update on the plan's effectiveness in achieving these national purposes during what has already been an eventful year for Internet policy action and debate.
Views: 140 techpolicy
National Broadband Plan
 
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National Broadband Plan - 292722-1-DVD - House Energy and Commerce - 2010-03-25 - House Energy and Commerce Committee. Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Julius Genachowski and other FCC members testified an an oversight hearing of the commission. The focused on proposals to expand broadband access and economic stimulus programs to broaden use of information technology and the Internet. Filmed by C-SPAN. Non-commercial use only. For more information, see http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/292722-1
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Plan Aims to Expand Broadband Across US
 
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This is the VOA Special English Economics Report, from http://voaspecialenglish.com A newly released proposal calls for almost everyone in the United States to have high-speed Internet service at home within ten years. On March sixteenth the Federal Communications Commission sent its National Broadband Plan to Congress. The F.C.C. wants one hundred million homes to have inexpensive Internet service at ten times current speeds. Another goal for twenty twenty is to have the fastest and most extensive wireless network of any nation. The United States invented the Internet. Yet a recent study placed it sixteenth in broadband access. F.C.C. Chairman Julius Genachowski says the service available is slow and costly compared with other developed countries. Currently, about two-thirds of Americans have broadband at home. But almost one hundred million do not. The government says fourteen million of them cannot get broadband even if they wanted it. The United States built a national highway system to expand transportation. Now President Obama says a similar effort is needed to expand broadband networks. His administration says expanding access is an economic development issue. Fast connections, it says, are important to business and job creation, and to other areas like education and health care. The government proposes to spend up to sixteen billion dollars on a wireless network for public safety agencies. Most Americans get broadband service through their cable television provider or telephone company. There are rules for companies that supply utilities like electricity and water to let competitors use their wires or pipes. But some experts point out the lack of such "open access" rules for telephone and cable companies. This is unlike some other countries with better broadband access. Expanding service to some areas of the country will require wireless transmission. But there is a limited amount of radio frequency spectrum available. To help pay for the plan, the F.C.C. wants to sell five hundred megahertz of spectrum. But it says the plan will require ten times more unused spectrum than it can now offer. TV stations are worried that they will be forced to give up some of their frequencies. Some members of Congress have questioned the costs of the F.C.C. plan and how it may affect competition. At the same time, a court case has raised questions about the agency's legal powers to regulate broadband service. And thats the VOA Special English Economics Report. For more business news, go to voaspecialenglish.com. (Adapted from a radio program broadcast 19Mar2010)
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FCC Unveils National Broadband Plan
 
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The FCC has released their official report for a national broadband plan, outlining their ideas to provide Internet access for 100 million households. Chris Hardwick and Maggie Reardon, Senior Writer of CNET.com, discuss the facts behind the report. For more from The Loop, go here: http://g4tv.com/attackoftheshow/theloop/index.html
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FCC Plan Urges Faster, Wider Broadband Internet Access
 
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The Federal Communications Commission is presenting a new national broadband plan to Congress, aimed at encouraging companies to expand high-speed and wireless Internet access across the U.S. Jeffery Brown talks to Julius Genachowski, chairman of the FCC.
Views: 6848 PBS NewsHour
WTF Is A "National Broadband Plan? Value SSDs from ...
 
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DIY Projector Lamp Replacment, Why is HDMI Copper and not Fiber Optic? Broadband.gov and the National Broadband Plan, Long Distance WiFi: This Texas ranch is gonna dump the dialup! System boot time... why is this an SSD benchmark? Backing Up Blu-rays: Can you make them smaller?
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The National Broadband Plan Explained
 
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Dennis Doyle, GM for Blue Valley Tele-Communications in Home, Kansas, explains the national broadband plan and how it will affect those who live in rural areas. This is a clip from the company's annual meeting in April 2012.
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai talks about Rural Broadband
 
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The Farm Bill that is currently working it’s way through the house allocates an addition 1 billion dollars for rural broadband deployment. RFD-TV’s Sarah Mock checks in on the ongoing rural broadband work at USDA and beyond. FCC commissioner Ajit Pai has made closing the digital divide in rural america his top priority over the last year. “According to the FCC’s latest numbers, more than 24 million americans still lack access to fixed, terrestrial broadband at the 25 mbps standard. That’s 8% of the us population. These stats also show that this is largely a rural problem. Only 2% of rural americans can’t get high speed on broadband, but it’s 30%, almost 1 in 3, for rural americans.” Part of his strategy involves new funding programs to get critical funds to the companies who build physical infrastructure to bring internet connectivity to rural communities, including reverse auctions. “By one estimate, reverse auctions can lower the cost of connecting an area by some 20%, and that means that we can stretch these scarce dollars even further and connect even more americans. We’ve done a lot to make sure that the auction is available to everyone regardless of technology or sector of the industry.” Bidding for this auction is planned to start on July 24th, and Pai says this process will make a big dent in the fixed side of the digital divide. But the FCC is also focused on wireless infrastructure, and will invest 4.53 billion dollars over the next decade in 4g lte service in particular underserved rural areas. “We are structuring the mobility fund to serve land area instead of just road miles, that is coverage not only for the concrete of the highways, but for the soils of america’s croplands and ranchlands. And we made this decision in large part because we know that farmers and ranchers need wireless connectivity in order to remain productive and competitive.” USDA is also active in broadband deployment, and the Ag secretary says he’s looking forward to supporting FCC’s and private industry efforts to connect rural america through allocations in the 2018 farm bill as well as with 600 million dollars in funding USDA received in the recent omnibus spending package. “We need a national strategy about broadband connectivity across the country, connecting urban, rural, suburban, with one another to be really effective in transforming this country in the future. So whether or not the money is adequate, it’s a good start, once again, I don’t think it’s expected of the federal government or any government to do everything. We want a business model that’s sustainable and viable for the future with a subscriber base, but often times it takes a government entity to take that risk to get it over the top at the beginning to where the companies can take over.” Pai emphasized his focus on a common complaint for lawmakers – that FCC universal service funds go to subsidize additional competitors in areas where private investment already exists, rather than on truly unserved or underserved areas. pai says focusing on communities that truly have no access is his top priority. Additional funding for rural broadband was expected in an upcoming infrastructure plan, which was proposed by the white house earlier this year, though talks on this plan have stalled in congress in advance of the 2018 midterm elections. With: Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary Of Agriculture Sarah Mock Washington Bureau Chief, RFD-TV @Sarah_K_Mock
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Nation Broadband Plan aka Net Neutrality Update
 
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-10460248-266.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YHuZeHfhgA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNYl6mN94HQ Music Composed by http://www.youtube.com/metlguitar02 Be sure and call your Congressman or email. Let them know to do the right thing for the public not big business. Remind them this is a Republic not a democracy.
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The Communicators: National Broadband Plan
 
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FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell (R) joins "The Communicators" to discuss the national broadband plan and other matters before the commission. Program from Saturday, January 9, 2010.
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Question to FCC on National Broadband Plan
 
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Paul Schieber, a Sprint employee based in Overland Park, Kansas, submitted the following question to the FCC regarding the national broadband plan.
Views: 363 PaulSchieberVideo
Announcing the National Broadband Plan
 
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FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski unveils the country's first National Broadband Plan. The plan sets an ambitious agenda for connecting all corners of the nation while transforming the economy and society with the communications network of the future --robust, affordable Internet. (Public domain)
Views: 29872 fccdotgovvideo
FCC Chairman Genachowski to Preview National Broadband Plan Spectrum Recommendations
 
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The Open Technology Initiative of the New America Foundation will host Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski on February 24, 2010 at 11am. Chairman Genachowski will preview working recommendations in the National Broadband Plan for advancing U.S. mobile broadband leadership. Recognizing the importance of broadband for ensuring Americas economic development and leadership, Congress and the President tasked the FCC with developing a National Broadband Plan to connect all Americans to affordable, world-class, high-speed Internet. The FCCs National Broadband Plan, which the agency will deliver to Congress on March 17, 2010, will create jobs and spur economic growth; unleash new waves of innovation and investment; and improve education, health care, energy efficiency, public safety, and the vibrancy of our democracy. Chairman Genachowski will preview working recommendations for spectrum reforms incorporated into the National Broadband Plan. A distinguished panel of industry representatives and the public interest advocates will respond to these proposals. http://www.newamerica.net/events/2010/fcc_chairman_genachowski_to_preview_national_broadband_plan_spectrum_recommendations
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5 Minutes With Harold Feld: The National Broadband Plan
 
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In the first episode of "Five Minutes With Harold Feld," Public Knowledge's Legal Director Harold Feld explains the significance of the National Broadband Plan, as well as PK's recommendations to Congress and the FCC on how best to achieve the goal of providing high-speed Internet access for all Americans.
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US considers free wireless broadband
 
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American regulators are considering the possibility of launching a free or very low cost wireless broadband service across the US. The Federal Communications Commission is looking into ways to increase the takeup of broadband in America from 65 per cent today to 90 percent by 2020. As part of its National Broadband Plan to be delivered to Congress later this month, the FCC has been looking at ways to expand affordable, high speed broadband throughout the country. One of the proposals considers making spectrum available for a free wireless service. If it's successful the system could be copied by other countries.
Rick Boucher on the National Broadband Plan
 
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Former Congressman and IIA Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher discusses the national broadband plan.
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Why 23 million Americans don't have fast internet
 
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Buffering... Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO /// Sources: FCC 2015 Notice of Inquiry: https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-15-10A1.pdf FCC 2016 Broadband Progress Report: https://www.fcc.gov/reports-research/reports/broadband-progress-reports/2016-broadband-progress-report FCC Broadband Deployment Map: https://www.fcc.gov/reports-research/maps/bpr-2016-fixed-25mbps-3mbps-deployment/ FCC 4G Data: https://www.fcc.gov/reports-research/maps/nationwide-lte-coverage-ye-2015/ Community and Regional Development Research Study on Economic Health in non-metro counties: https://cardi.cals.cornell.edu/sites/cardi.cals.cornell.edu/files/shared/documents/ResearchPolicyBriefs/Policy-Brief-Feb15-draft03.pdf Akamai State of the Internet Report, 2017: https://www.akamai.com/us/en/about/our-thinking/state-of-the-internet-report/ FCC 2017 Notice of Inquiry: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2017/db0808/FCC-17-109A1.pdf /// High-speed internet service is lacking in much of rural America. The causes are complicated, but non-competitive cable markets, misguided government funding, and infrastructural obstacles have limited expansion up until now. Despite the troubles, some rural Americans are receiving internet via both wireless and wireline systems, but the internet service many receive falls short of the 25mbps up/3mbps down set by the Federal Communications Commission in 2015 during the Obama Administration. Receiving that level of service typically requires a wireline connection provided by fiber optic cable, which many rural residents don't have because the remote territories that would be served are hard to reach and require massive investments that private cable companies like Verizon, AT&T, and Comcast aren't willing to make. If service is available, it is often much more expensive than similar service in urban markets. An idea for solving the problem might be to adopt the funding model similar to the one that helped expand rural electrification during the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. At that time, the government paid local electric cooperatives willing to do the work to provide electricity in their communities. Unlike electrification, there are many models for broadband deployment, including cooperatives, but also municipal broadband, private companies and other public-private partnerships. If Trump's government plans to spend more money on rural broadband, then following the model of electrification might help correct some of the funding troubles that have plagued broadband expansion up to this point. /// Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app. Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o
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National Broadband Plan  Blocked Calls
 
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In this video interview, Michael Romano, Senior Vice President of Policy for NTCA, discusses the broadband plan and the importance for independent communications service providers to make their voices heard in front of the FCC and Congress. He also explains the issue his members have been seeing and that NTCA is trying to document; incomplete call completions. As he points out, this could be a serious issue, if the call is alerting a public safety agency to a time-critical emergency.
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Including broadband in Trump’s infrastructure plan: Opportunities and challenges
 
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On July 24, 2017, Brookings’ Center for Technology Innovation hosted a forum focused on the inclusion of broadband in the president’s infrastructure plan. https://www.brookings.edu/events/including-broadband-in-trumps-infrastructure-plan/ (transcript available) Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BrookingsInstitution Follow Brookings on social media! Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/Brookings Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BrookingsInst Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/brookingsinst LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/com/company/the-brookings-institution
Does Broadband Boost Economic Development?
 
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With the National Broadband Plan due to Congress in just over a month and the next round of broadband stimulus funding fast approachingm, the New America Foundations Open Technology Initiative has invited Jed Kolko, Associate Director and Research Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California, to discuss an important question: What is the relationship between broadband and economic development?An expert in urban and regional development as well as technology policy, Mr. Kolko will discuss his report: Does Broadband Boost Local Economic Development. The reports analysis relies on the fact that broadband technology has diffused unevenly throughout the United States, thus allowing for a comparison of economic indicators between areas with greater and less growth in broadband availability.The analysis attempts to answers four questions about broadband expansion and economic growth:Does employment grow faster in areas with greater broadband expansion?Does the relationship between broadband and employment differ by industry or across places? For instance, is it stronger for industries that are more reliant on technology or that use workers who are more technically knowledgeable? Is it stronger in places that are more isolated or that have higher amenities?If there is a positive relationship between broadband expansion and employment growth, does broadband expansion cause this growth?If broadband does boost employment growth, who benefits? Is employment growth accompanied by a greater likelihood of employment, higher income, or greater flexibility to be able to work from home?Joanne Hovis, President-Elect of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors and an authority on broadband markets, and Benjamin Lennett, a policy analyst with the Open Technology Initiative, will respond to Mr. Kolkos presentation.
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National Broadband Initiative
 
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The FCC's Blair Levin, Executive Director of the National Broadband Initiative, discusses reactions from legislators, the telecommunications industry and public interest groups to the plan. Program from Saturday, March 27, 2010.
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National Broadband Plan - Economic Opportunity
 
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Ellen Satterwhite, policy analyst with the Omnibus Broadband Initiative and Dave Vorhaus of the Economic Opportunity Team with the National Broadband Task Force talk about how broadband can enhance economic opportunity for all Americans. (Public Domain)
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Congressman Bob Latta Opening Statement For The National Broadband Plan Hearing
 
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Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) delivers his opening statement during the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet hearing on May 13th.
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Sony Position on National Broadband
 
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Michael T. Williams, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Sony Electronics speaks to congress about Sony's position on the National Broadband Plan.
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March 25, 2010 - A Hearing on "Oversight of the FCC: National Broadband Plan"
 
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The Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet held a hearing entitled "Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission: The National Broadband Plan" on Thursday, March 25, 2010, in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing explored the details of the Federal Communications Commission's recently released National Broadband Plan.
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National Broadband Network: Status and Outlook - October 2011
 
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This is a video recording of a speech I delivered to a telecommunications industry audience at the CommsDay (http://www.commsday.com) Melbourne Congress on 11th October 2011. It focuses on three significant 'elephants in the room' that currently impact telecommunications competition in Australia around the building of the Australian National Broadband Network (NBN). These are issues that I believe can be, and should be, addressed to make things better for consumers over the coming decade. Most of the key opportunities for action in respect of these issues lies with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). A focal point of concern at the time of writing (addressed in the speech) is the ongoing consideration by the ACCC (at the time this video was posted) of a proposed legally binding 'Undertaking' from Telstra that defines how Telstra will 'play nicely' (or...not) in the coming decade, as the NBN is built. This speech was made the week before Telstra shareholders accepted a Telstra board proposal to endorse the Telstra/NBNCo 'NBN deal'. Now that Telstra shareholders have accepted the NBN deal, subject only to ACCC assent, this leaves the ACCC facing an invidious choice in evaluating the Undertaking, as explained in the speech.
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Spectrum Reallocation:How Will The National Broadband Plan's Goals Be Realized
 
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Spectrum Reallocation: How Will The National Broadband Plan's Goals Be Realized? Presiding: Francisco Montero, Partner, Fletcher Heald & Hildreth, PLC; Member, Board of Directors, MMTC National Broadband Plan Keynote Address: Blair Levin, Senior Fellow, The Aspen Institute Discussants: Christopher Guttman-McCabe, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA-The Wireless Association Walter McCormick, President, USTelecom James Assey, Executive Vice President, National Cable and Telecommunications Association Chris Ornelas, Chief Operating and Strategy Officer, National Association of Broadcasters James Winston, Executive Director, National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters
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National Broadband Plan: Spectrum in a Mobile World
 
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The co-leads of the Spectrum team from the National Broadband Task Force discuss the FCC's handling of spectrum in a world of rapidly changing technology and market forces. Chairman Genachowski details the Federal Communications Commission's Spectrum Task Force plan to increase value, utilization, and investment in mobile satellite service (MSS) bands. (Public Domain)
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National Broadband Plan: Current State of the Ecosystem
 
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When Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act last February, it tasked the FCC with creating a plan to expand Broadband access to Americans. The first step was to determine how Americans are experiencing the internet today - at home, at school and at work. Members of the broadband team did extensive research into Americans' experiences with Broadband internet access, or lack thereof. (Public Domain)
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National Broadband Plan (2)
 
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National Broadband Plan topic of The Communicators Today This week on "The Communicators", Blair Levin, FCC executive director of the Broadband Initiative, discusses the reaction from legislators, the telecommunications industry and public interest groups to the FCC National Broadband Plan. On Thursday, FCC commissioners testified before the House Commerce Cmte. on the proposed plan. Washington, DC
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Tech review: Broadband in Australia & the US
 
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http://www.abc.net.au/rn/breakfast Connecting all corners of the nation to high speed broadband, while at the same time transforming the economy and society - does that sound familiar? That's the vision of Kevin Rudd's $43 billion broadband network but it's also the sales pitch for a national broadband plan being presented this week to the US Congress. The world's largest economy lags behind many nations when it comes to broadband. The aim is to connect 100 million households to 100-megabits-per-second service by 2020.
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FCC Broadband Strategy Director Blair Levin & National Purpose Team
 
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Congress has insisted that a national broadband plan specifically address national purposes job creation and economic growth, consumer welfare, civic participation, public safety and homeland security, health care, energy independence and efficiency, and other issues. ITIF is pleased to host the team from the Federal Communications Commission spearheading the development of recommendations to integrate broadband into key components of society and peoples daily lives. They will discuss changes in health care reimbursement systems, the creation of a nationwide broadband wireless public safety network, and other recommendations. The National Purposes recommendations promise to set an ambitious agenda for policy change across government and into the private and not-profit sectors. Join us for a discussion of these innovative ideas for the broadbands future in daily life.
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National broadband network for Catholic schools
 
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In a first for any Australian school sector, plans for a high speed broadband network linking Catholic schools across the country have been unveiled in Melbourne. The $146 million project will dramatically increase the reach and capacity of broadband connectivity to more than 1550 Catholic schools and Catholic Education Offices Australia-wide and provide a diverse range of services for teachers and students as the network is installed over the next two years.
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Cisco's Jeff Campbell on FCC's National Broadband Plan
 
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Jeff Campbell, Cisco Senior Director of Technology Policy, shares his views on the FCC's National Broadband Plan. Info on Broadband plan at http://www.broadband.gov. Recorded on March 16, 2010 using a Flip Video camcorder.
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Trump's REAL Infrastructure Plan Gets Leaked
 
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What infrastructure is Trump really planning to improve? Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Read more here: https://thinkprogress.org/trump-infrastructure-plan-pipelines-through-national-parks-c2d8a57ff5dd/ “Since the 1920s, companies seeking to build pipelines through national parks have had to obtain approval from Congress — but a single provision in the Trump administration’s proposed infrastructure plan could completely upend that status quo. According to a leaked draft of the infrastructure plan obtained by the Washington Post, the administration is considering proposing changes to the approval process for natural gas pipelines that cross National Park Service owned land. The change would only require approval from the secretary of the interior — a move that environmental and conservation groups derided as a giveaway to the oil and gas industry at the expense of public lands. “There is a reason why these pipelines require Congressional action — we’ve seen pipelines leak over and over again. National parks are where people go and spend their time, and if you have a leak, it could be dangerous to the environment and the people visiting,” Raul Garcia, senior legislative counsel with Earthjustice, told ThinkProgress. “This isn’t substantive and well thought-out. It’s just another political favor for an industry that is well-positioned within the administration.” Beyond spills, however, opponents worry that the construction associated with pipelines — which requires companies to essentially clear-cut swaths of land on either side of the proposed infrastructure — would essentially change the landscape of some of the country’s most cherished natural areas.” Hosts: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola Cast: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola *** The Largest Online News Show in the World. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE STREAMING weekdays 6-8pm ET. https://goo.gl/tJpj1m Subscribe to The Young Turks on YouTube: https://goo.gl/a3JY9i Like The Young Turks on Facebook: https://goo.gl/txrhrh Follow The Young Turks on Twitter: https://goo.gl/w6ahdV Buy TYT Merch: https://goo.gl/KVysaM Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at https://goo.gl/v8E64M. Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. A young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations.(American Heritage Dictionary)
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Encouraging Rural Broadband Deployment
 
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The FCC has named August 2017 Rural Broadband Month. In this video, IIA Honorary Chairman and former U.S. Congressman Rick Boucher discusses the challenges — and opportunities — in connecting America's rural areas with high-speed internet.
Views: 26 BroadbandHub
A National Broadband Strategy Call to Action
 
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In an unprecedented display of consensus, a broad and diverse array of groups concerned about America's broadband future will release a Call to Action that provides President-elect Obama and the incoming Congress a policy framework for a comprehensive national broadband strategy. The Coalition includes prominent communications providers, high technology companies, manufacturers, consumers, labor unions, public interest groups, educators, state and local governments, utilities, content creators, foundations, and other stakeholders in America's broadband future. These organizations believe that such a strategy is critical to America's economic vitality, educational opportunity, public safety, energy efficiency, environmental stability, global competitiveness, and a continuing high quality of life. At the event, representatives of these organizations will voice support for the Call to Action, discuss their shared goals, and announce their intent continue to work together to address key issues and policy priorities. Please plan to join us at this unprecedented event.
Views: 738 New America
National Broadband Plan, Chapter 12: How do we get utilities into the spectrum business?
 
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Clyde Ensslin, Advisor to greentech startup People Power Co, speaks about the FCC's National Broadband Plan and Smart Energy Grid.
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Congressman  Zack Space's Opening Statement - Broadband Hearing
 
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May 13, 2010: Congressman Zack Space's (OH-18) opening statement at the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet hearing on "The National Broadband Plan: Promoting Broadband Adoption."
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Bridging the Rural Digital Divide: FCC Starts Work on National Broadband Strategy
 
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The Federal Communications Commission, or the FCC, begins work today on a year-long national broadband strategy to bring high-speed broadband internet into every American home. Under the $7.2 billion broadband stimulus plan, the FCC is responsible for developing a strategy to improve broadband coverage and present it to Congress in February of 2010. We speak with Wally Bowen, executive director of the Mountain Area Information Network in Asheville. http://www.democracynow.org/2009/4/8/bridging_the_rural_digital_divide_fcc
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The Communicators: FCC Broadband Initiative
 
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Blair Levin, the FCC's Broadband Initiative Director, tells C-SPAN's "The Communicators" about progress on the national broadband project and a report to Congress on the program due shortly. Program from Saturday, December 26, 2009.
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The Communicators: Broadband Lobbying Efforts
 
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James Baller, founder of the US Broadband coalition, discusses efforts to lobby Congress and the Administration of President-elect Barack Obama for a National Broadband Strategy. Anne Veigel of Communications Daily, is co-host. Program from Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008.
Views: 2875 C-SPAN
National Broadband Plan - Public Safety Elements - Alerting Initiatives
 
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It is the policy of the United States to ensure that all Americans including those with disabilities and those who do not speak English have access to a redundant reliable comprehensive public alert and warning system. (Public Domain)
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National Broadband Plan (3)
 
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National Broadband Plan topic of The Communicators Today This week on "The Communicators", Blair Levin, FCC executive director of the Broadband Initiative, discusses the reaction from legislators, the telecommunications industry and public interest groups to the FCC National Broadband Plan. On Thursday, FCC commissioners testified before the House Commerce Cmte. on the proposed plan. Washington, DC
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