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Update on the Connect 2 Compete Initiative and EveryoneOn Campaign | BroadbandUSA - NTIA

Update on the Connect 2 Compete Initiative and EveryoneOn Campaign | BroadbandUSA - NTIA | BroadbandPolicy | Scoop.it
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Watch the webinar updating the public on Connect2Compete and EveryoneOn.

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'Freedom From Speech' | Media & Communications Policy

Evidence that the human race is not yet won, as a former colleague used to say, is coming in the windows. From murder in the name of religion, to widespre
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A useful article about the "surreal time for freedom of speech" is useful in raising concerns about our current moment.

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Drew Clark: Keys to development: City centers, education and entrepreneurship

Drew Clark: Keys to development: City centers, education and entrepreneurship | BroadbandPolicy | Scoop.it
Looking to environmental assets, and to educational institutions and technology strengths, is the new template for successful economic development — just as Ogden is now demonstrating on its own
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In this piece in the @DeseretNews, @drewclark lays out, in the case of one city - Ogden - the role of technology and innovation in #broadband economic development.

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Wiley Rein welcomes former FCC Commissioner Robert M. McDowell to its legal team

Wiley Rein welcomes former FCC Commissioner Robert M. McDowell to its legal team | BroadbandPolicy | Scoop.it
“Rob brings an unparalleled degree of bipartisan support, credibility, and respect at the highest levels of government, along with deep knowledge about the vital and growing communications and tech sectors”
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The Wiley Rein deep bench in telecom gets even larger....

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Where There Is... | Benton Foundation

Where There Is... | Benton Foundation | BroadbandPolicy | Scoop.it
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Kevin Taglang offers a great summary of the issues involved in broadband competition over at the @benton_fdn. He explicates Tom Wheeler's Four Commandments of #broadbandcompetition

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Updating Old Policies; Pioneering New Ones

Updating Old Policies; Pioneering New Ones | BroadbandPolicy | Scoop.it
Since becoming Chairman, I’ve spoken often about the importance of reviewing the FCC’s rules and processes, and eliminating or modernizing outdated practices that no longer make sense. There is no better example of an FCC rule that has outlived its usefulness and deserves to be eliminated than our sports blackout rule.
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@FCCTomWheeler gets into his groove - going after the FCC's sports blackout rule in this new blog post.

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Battle For The Net

Battle For The Net | BroadbandPolicy | Scoop.it
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This could be an interesting development.... We will be watching to see if this advocacy effort gains traction.

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ConnectED Could be a Game Changer for Technology in Schools

ConnectED Could be a Game Changer for Technology in Schools | BroadbandPolicy | Scoop.it
In June 2013, President Obama announced the ConnectED initiative intended to equip schools with the best technology available. The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) recently shared new details about ConnectED pledges, which allows for some preliminary observations about the program. It appears the Obama administration and its private partners are taking the right approach to integrating technology into the nation’s classrooms.
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ConnectED - lots of discussion and hype about this. But what is the program all about? Look for more details in a report to be released on BroadbandBreakfast.com this week!

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'Game of Gigs' Analysis Cites Cable's Defensive Response Toward Top Speeds | Multichannel

'Game of Gigs' Analysis Cites Cable's Defensive Response Toward Top Speeds | Multichannel | BroadbandPolicy | Scoop.it
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Gary Arlen delves in the recent report by Blair Levin's Gig.U to find the piece that impacts the cable industry. See also http://broadbandbreakfast.com/2014/09/fcc-chairman-tom-wheeler-promotes-google-fibers-impact-on-competition-and-gigabit-networks/

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Washington Responds to FCC’s Wheeler on Broadband Competition | Benton Foundation

Washington Responds to FCC’s Wheeler on Broadband Competition | Benton Foundation | BroadbandPolicy | Scoop.it

CourFederal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said that broadband users need Internet connections of at least 25 megabits per second -- far beyond what DSL connections are capable of providing. He also confirmed that users have few if any competitive options for these kinds of modern broadband services. Here’s some of the reaction.

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Courtesy of the Benton Foundation, here is a list of the comments to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's speech on broadband competition. To read more about the speech on BroadbandBreakfast.com, visit http://broadbandbreakfast.com/2014/09/fcc-chairman-tom-wheeler-promotes-google-fibers-impact-on-competition-and-gigabit-networks/

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How Twitter's Expanded Images Increase Clicks, Retweets and Favorites [New Data]

How Twitter's Expanded Images Increase Clicks, Retweets and Favorites [New Data] | BroadbandPolicy | Scoop.it
I recently covered some big changes that Twitter has made, and here is another one. Twitter just added inline images to tweets so that you don’t need to click a link to see an attached image, but rather the Tweet itself expands. This only works with images uploaded directly to Twitter, which use a pic.twitter.com URL. If you Tweet a Vine video, you’ll also see this inline on Twitter.com or in the official Twitter apps for iPhone and Android.
On top of that, ...
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Interesting analysis of images and its role in retention of internet traffic.

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What does Obama's CTO Do? This is Google's Megan Smith's plan

What does Obama's CTO Do? This is Google's Megan Smith's plan | BroadbandPolicy | Scoop.it
Megan Smith, an executive at Google's mad-scientist lab, Google X, was just appointed Obama's senior technology advisor and White House Chief Technology Officer.
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An interesting look at a positive development from the Obama administration's approach to technology: Create a CTO position to get the government's IT processes to run more smoothly.

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OneCommunity Announces Annual Meeting Honorees

OneCommunity Announces Annual Meeting Honorees | BroadbandPolicy | Scoop.it
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One Community's Annual Meeting Honorees include Gigi Sohn, Jeanette Grasselli Brown, the Collection Auto Group and Ohio Telecom.

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Agenda-at-a-Glance | Springfield Economic Development Conference

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Don't miss the important Economic Development Conference Series, in Springfield, Mass., from September 16 through September 18. More details about the event will be forthcoming here at BroadbandBreakfast.com, but register now to attend!

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“Analog Thinking” for Digital Policymaking

“Analog Thinking” for Digital Policymaking | BroadbandPolicy | Scoop.it
Important issues of digital policy face the FCC in the coming months following yesterday’s deadline for reply comments in a high-profile rulemaking. The proceeding, which has attained an unusual amount of national attention, concerns the Commission’s rationale and legal authority to regulate various relationships between broadband network operators and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The FCC needs to adopt a new approach to developing regulations.
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A thoughtful analysis from Stuart Brotman of why individuals considering the net neutrality debate need to support the notion of a "third way" out of the debate from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

 

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Personal View: We deserve better web options

Don't you love your cable guy, even if he now looks a lot like Coach Cowher? Beyond the hype, the story of our broadband future along the North Coast is not as rosy as you might think.
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An important post by @levgonick regarding the impact of the Comcast-Time Warner proposal upon the Ohio broadband marketplace.

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Susan Crawford Tapped For FCC Net Neutrality Forum | Multichannel

Susan Crawford Tapped For FCC Net Neutrality Forum | Multichannel | BroadbandPolicy | Scoop.it
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It will be interesting to see how the Title II versus Section 706 issue takes shape over the next few weeks.

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Net neutrality father Tim Wu loses primary race for New York lieutenant governor

Tim Wu, a professor at Columbia Law School and freedom-of-information advocate who coined the phrase "net neutrality" back in 2003, lost his bid to become the next lieutenant governor of New York...
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Oh well, there is always four years from now....

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How big telecom smothers city-run broadband

How big telecom smothers city-run broadband | BroadbandPolicy | Scoop.it
Municipal broadband boosts business, but often stops at city limits thanks to lobbying muscle of telecom giants
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The Center for Public Integrity conducts an investigation about the role of municipal broadband, and the role of incumbents in preventing municipal broadband.

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Illinois a Leader in Broadband Internet Coverage — Broadband Illinois

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A story from the Springfield Business Journal about Illinois' efforts on broadband.

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Race to gigabit Internet service takes off - CNET

Race to gigabit Internet service takes off - CNET | BroadbandPolicy | Scoop.it
Four years after the National Broadband Plan, communities and carriers are deploying next-gen infrastructure that will bring gigabit speed Internet to homes, universities, and businesses.
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The Game of Gigabit Networks Gets Real, @larrydownes notes in this recent article for CNET.

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Industry groups: FCC shouldn't overturn state laws against municipal broadband

Broadband providers call on the FCC to leave state laws alone
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Another piece about the important battle brewing over municipal broadband.

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The Government Could Build You Faster Internet, But Cable Companies Won't Let It

The Government Could Build You Faster Internet, But Cable Companies Won't Let It | BroadbandPolicy | Scoop.it

t piece on the upThe telecom industry is putting many cities in a double bind: They won't improve Internet service and are doing their very best to block a city's...

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Great piece on some of the issues involved in municipal broadband, with a focus on the situation in Wilson, N.C.

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MediaCitizen: What's FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Really Afraid Of?

MediaCitizen: What's FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Really Afraid Of? | BroadbandPolicy | Scoop.it
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Free Press has been critical of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on the net neutrality issue.

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BroadbandBreakfast.com: Broadband Prioritization Not Such A Terrible Idea, Georgetown University Panelists Say

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 - Paid prioritization may not be such a bad idea – in fact, the notion that the entire internet needs to be treated equally is
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Reporter Marcus Hedenberg's story from 2-and-a-half months ago, a very relevant story about Blair Levin's discussion of the "game of gigs" is relevant again.

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Interesting conference on rural broadband upcoming in Greensboro, N.C., on September 3-5

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