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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

Blog Entries
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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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

FCC Commissioner Praises BroadbandCensus.com

May 14th, 2008 · 4 Comments

In a speech just released on her Web site, Federal Communications Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate praised BroadbandCensus.com
In the speech (TXT DOC PDF), which was given at the Broadband Properties conference on April 30, 2008, in Dallas, Texas, Tate said:
I also appreciate and encourage private, state and local efforts to enhance the availability of such information.  […]

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Tags: Broadband Census · broadband · broadband data

Bugs in Twitter

May 6th, 2008 · No Comments

I was writing about how Rep. Chip Pickering, R-Miss., had praised FCC Chairman Michael Powell for his articulation of the “four freedoms” of Internet, or his early articulation of Net Neutrality rules. (It got duplicated on Twitter, and then my delete snagged both items. The same duplication happened with Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif.)
Pickering went on […]

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Tags: broadband · broadband data · net neutrality · network managment

Live-Blogging from House Subcommittee on Internet

May 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I’m live-blogging from the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Internet and Telecommunications, on H.R. 5353, the Internet Freedom Preservation Act of 2008, on http://twitter.com/drewclark. You can also see my 20 most recent postings, in reverse-chronological order, at the right.

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Tags: broadband · broadband data · net neutrality · network managment

Speaking about Quest for Broadband Data at Fordham

May 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’ll be speaking about the quest for data about broadband availability, competition, speeds and prices at a conference on “Information and the Information Economy,” co-sponsored by The Intellectual Property & Communication Law Program at the Michigan State University College of Law, theThe Donald McGannon Communication Research Center at Fordham University andThe Quello Center for Telecommunications […]

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Tags: Broadband Census · broadband · broadband data

Speaking at Freedom to Connect

April 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

I just presented BroadbandCensus.com at Freedom to Connect. Two people who are live-blogging or commenting on the event:

Heath Row’s Media Diet
Listics
Suw Charman-Anderson’s Strange Attractor on Corange

One point that I forgot to mention in the talk: BroadbandCensus.com is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license, meaning that individuals are free to copy and redistribute the information […]

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Tags: Broadband Census · broadband · broadband data