News tagged with government

U.S. FCC asks if Broadband Should Mean Faster Internet Speeds

New FCC proposal would change how it measures high-speed Internet and require speeds of at least 10 Mbps to qualify as broadband.

Governor Quinn Announces Completion of Cutting Edge Broadband Network
Gov. Quinn announced completion of a nearly $100 million, four-year project to install more than 1,000 new miles of high-speed fiber-optic broadband infrastructure across 55 Illinois counties.
White House Innovation Day Highlights Disaster Response, Recovery

Emergency managers converged with the tech community to discuss tools that can create more resilient communities.

How the History of Electricity Explains Municipal Broadband
Should the FCC try to preempt state laws that block cities from building out publicly owned Internet infrastructure?
In Partisan Vote, FCC Passes a Modified E-Rate Proposal for Spending Funds on Wi-Fi Connectivity
The FCC voted to modernize of its E-Rate program Friday, reallocating funds from technologies considered obsolete to Wi-Fi based connectivity in schools and libraries.
FCC Prepares to Vote on E-Rate Overhaul
Schools and libraries hungry for faster and more reliably funded Wi-Fi connections will be watching the July 11 open meeting of the Federal Communications Commission closely.
$7 Billion Public Safety Communication: States Get Ready for Planning Grants

Now’s the time to get ready to plan the best uses of public safety communication investments.
Summer-fall is the time for states, regions and communities to get ready for planning so-called “interoperable” state public safety communication networks to be funded by $7 billion in Federal resources in the coming decade.