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BroadbandCensus.com Joins with One Web Day: Learn About Your Internet Options and Take the Census

August 19th, 2008 · No Comments

By Drew Clark, Editor, BroadbandCensus.com
WASHINGTON, August 19 - BroadbandCensus.com is pleased to support One Web Day, and I am very happy to be an Ambassador for this effort.
Most Americans who have high-speed internet can’t imagine life without broadband. How could you connect to the Internet of today without it? In today’s world, broadband is as […]

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Tags: Broadband Census · One Web Day · broadband · broadband data

A Debate About Data Confidentiality and the Forthcoming ‘Broadband Census for America’

August 8th, 2008 · 3 Comments

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By Drew Clark, Editor, BroadbandCensus.com
A recent post to Dave Farber’s [IP] list:
WASHINGTON, August 8 - I’d like to take a moment to respond to some of the issues raised by the recent e-mail of Brett Glass.
With respect to the issue data confidentiality, it’s important to separate out several issues here:
(1) The names of carriers […]

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Tags: Broadband Census · broadband data

I’ll be Twittering Away at FCC Open Meeting Tomorrow

July 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Feel free to check back tomorrow morning for my Twitterings from the Federal Communications Commission’s open meeting tomorrow, Friday, August 1. I’ll also be writing a story about the hearing for BroadbandCensus.com.

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Tags: Broadband Census · broadband · broadband data · comcast

Telecom and Transportation Should Be Focus of Infrastructure Investments, Says Think Tank

July 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments

By Drew Clark, Editor, BroadbandCensus.com
WASHINGTON, July 28 – By combining better public information, market mechanisms and smarter systems of subsidization, the government can play a positive role in funding infrastructure investments in telecommunications, according to three reports released Friday by the Brookings Institution.
The papers, released on Friday at an event that also featured an address […]

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CWA Wants Better Broadband Data, As Does Internet for Everyone

July 17th, 2008 · No Comments

By Drew Clark, Editor, BroadbandCensus.com
WASHINGTON, July 17 - Communications Workers of America this past week teamed up with a group of telecommunications companies, cable operators and non-profit groups to push for Congress to pass broadband data legislation.
In a Friday letter and a Monday press release, the groups wrote “to express [their] strong support for Congressional […]

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Tags: Broadband Census · broadband · broadband data

Want Better Broadband in America? Take the Broadband Census!

July 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Commentary
The following commentary appears in the current issue of Opastco Advocate, a monthly newsletter published by the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies. Reprinted by permission.

By Drew Clark, Executive Director, BroadbandCensus.com
Most Americans who have high-speed Internet can’t imagine life without broadband. How could you connect to the Internet of today without […]

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Tags: Broadband Census · broadband data

Broadband Internet Adoption Stalls, Regresses for Poor, Says Pew Report

July 2nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

By Drew Clark, Editor, BroadbandCensus.com
WASHINGTON, July 2 - Broadband growth in the United States has effectively stalled over the past five months, a possible victim of the economic slowdown, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
Some 55 percent of all adult Americans now have a high-speed internet connection, […]

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Tags: Broadband Census · Pew Internet & American Life Project · broadband · broadband data

CWA Blog Claims Credit for FCC Data Order, But Ignores Local Company Data

June 24th, 2008 · 4 Comments

By Drew Clark, Editor, BroadbandCensus.com
Over at the Communications Workers of America’s blog, Speed Matters, the union claims credit for the Federal Communications Commission’s recent order requiring broadband companies to provide the FCC with more information, including data about availability by Census tract.
The blog notes:
The CWA Speed Matters campaign can claim another victory – this time […]

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Tags: Broadband Census · broadband data

Will Bandwidth Demands ‘Break’ the Internet? Yea or Nay, We Need Independent Monitoring

June 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

June 22 - The subject of tiered access to high-speed internet services has been much in the news, with the announcements by Time Warner Cable, and also Cox Communications, that they would roll out tiered services.Well, the news out of NXTcomm08, the telecommunications industry conference last week in Las Vegas, only seems to underscore the […]

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Tags: Broadband Census · broadband data

FCC Releases Broadband Data Order For Census-Tract Data

June 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

By Drew Clark, Editor, BroadbandCensus.com
WASHINGTON, June 15 - In an effort to increase the data that the Federal Communications Commission has available as it designs broadband policies, on Thursday the FCC ordered broadband providers to provide the agency with more detailed information.
For the past eight years, broadband providers had to provide the FCC with semi-annual […]

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Tags: Broadband Census · Connect Kentucky · Connected Nation · FCC · broadband data

Reporting from Broadband Policy Summit at BroadbandCensus.com

June 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Today I’ve filed several articles on BroadbandCensus.com with extensive coverage from the Broadband Policy Summit last Thursday and Friday. You can also see the links to these stories and others on broadband, at the home page of BroadbandCensus.com. (Brief excerpts from several of these stories are included further below as well.)
Check back at BroadbandCensus.com on […]

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Comcast-BitTorrent, Wireless Net Neutrality Issues Stir Debate

June 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments

By Drew Clark, Editor, BroadbandCensus.com
WASHINGTON, June 14 - Critics and proponents of Network Neutrality squaring off on the topic on Friday agreed that recent actions by both cable and wireless providers had had re-vivified the debate about the topic.
Comcast’s actions blocking upsteam traffic using the peer-to-peer program BitTorrent – currently under investigation by the Federal […]

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Tags: Broadband Census

Rep. Cliff Sterns Decries Net Neutrality Rules

June 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

By Drew Clark, Editor, BroadbandCensus.com
WASHINGTON, June 12 - Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., decried the move to impose Network Neutrality on broadband carriers, speaking at a keynote luncheon address at the Broadband Policy Summit IV here.
Restrictions on the ability of carriers to design the rules whereby data flows over their networks are a bad idea, Stearns […]

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Questions about Broadband Data Swirl at Broadband Policy Summit

June 15th, 2008 · 4 Comments

By Drew Clark, Editor, BroadbandCensus.com
WASHINGTON, June 12 - Questions about the availability and detail of broadband data featured prominently in presentations and in discussions at Thursday’s sessions of the Broadband Policy Summit IV, which was sponsored by Pike & Fischer.
“I have been long lamented that we don’t have a national broadband policy,” said Jeff Campbell, […]

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Commission Copps: National Broadband Strategy Gaining Steam

June 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Editor’s Note: I’ll be blogging much of today from the Broadband Policy Summit IV at BroadbandCensus.com. Check back for updates!
-Drew Clark, Editor, BroadbandCensus.com
Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps, in the keynote address: “The issue of a national broadband strategy is beginning to take on a life of its own. We are going to hear more […]

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