News tagged with Broadband Deployment Council

Broadband Deployment Council Meets Tomorrow to Discuss Innovation Fund, Chicago Broadband Challenge and more

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, September 27, 2012 – Broadband enthusiasts across the State will gather tomorrow to discuss the Illinois Broadband Innovation Fund, the Chicago Broadband Challenge and progress by broadband-related committees.

Howard, PCI’s Benton honored for ushering in a new era of Illinois Broadband supremacy

In an age when seniors might get looks of pity from younger tech heads hanging by the Apple Store, you might not realize that one woman who will turn 70 next year has been a prime mover in getting Illinois wired for the 21st Century. Rep. Constance A. Howard (D-34th) of the Illinois General Assembly was honored Wednesday evening for her long record of accomplishment and efforts to close the digital divide and beef up the state’s broadband network. Howard led a panel of five state and federal political leaders as part of the Central Illinois Broadband Summit, held at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and hosted by Broadband Illinois.

Wabash Telephone Co-op to receive $21.8 million from the USDA for rural broadband expansion
Wabash Telephone  Cooperative has been notified it will receive an Infrastructure Loan Award of approximately $21.8 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utility Service to expand rural broadband internet access. The cooperative was one of 18 recipients chosen to receive a low interest loan to provide broadband services to unserved and underserved rural communities.
Measuring Broadband Use and Adoption is the Next Frontier in Internet Data Collection

By Drew Clark

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, August 9, 2011 - It's very easy to take broadband for granted. People want to go online to look up answers on Wikipedia, to watch movies on Netflix, to hang out on Facebook, or to Skype cousins across the globe -- or across town.

None of this can be done without broadband. Higher and higher speeds of internet connectivity are necessary to satisfy everyone's demand to do all of these things at once.

That's where the Partnership for a Connected Illinois comes into play.

Healthcare and a Digital Card in Every Pocket

Healthcare and a Digital Card in every pocket

It is fit that Broadband Illinois – with its focus on Broadband for Better Lives -- begin its regular Broadband Voices Blog with the topic Life and Health.  Healthcare is also National Need #1 in FCC National Broadband Plan issued in 2010.  http://www.broadband.gov/

National Experts to Convene at Broadband Summit in Carbondale on June 2
Local, state and national leaders will convene at the Illinois Broadband Summit on Thursday, June 2 at the Southern Illinois University Student Center in Carbondale. The public can attend in person, at remote participation sites in Springfield and Chicago, or by watching live internet streaming.