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FCC taps academia to provide broadband study ahead of national plan

Before much of the policy framework of a national broadband plan can be organized, an analysis of the most effective and efficient mechanisms for broadband deployment must be developed. To do this, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University recently announced their plans to conduct an independent expert review of existing literature and studies about broadband deployment and usage throughout the world.





New York releases first annual broadband report

New York’s Council for Universal Broadband released its first Annual Report this week, highlighting the Council’s efforts to ensure every New Yorker has access to affordable, high-speed broadband. Although New York State is ahead of the United States’ average in terms of broadband speeds, the Council is working to make universal broadband a reality with key benchmarks and initiatives.


Texas broadband RFI could prove problematic

The state of Texas is looking to gather some information about implementing a broadband Internet initiative statewide. The Texas Department of Agriculture and the Texas Public Utility Commission issued a request for information (RFI) yesterday to extend broadband connectivity to areas of the state currently unserved and underserved. But, Texas does not have a good track record of insuring funds get to those unserved and underserved.


Mapping among a host of issues facing broadband projects

A coalition of telecommunications consulting organizations are set to discuss the future of broadband mapping today. The LinkAMERICA Alliance will outline broadband mapping best practices during a presentation today as part of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers’ mid-year conference.