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Broadband Stimulus and Broadband Data

January 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

I just posted a piece about the role of states in the broadband stimulus package at BroadbandCensus.com…
Broadband Stimulus Package Should Include Funding for State Data, Says Massachusetts
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By Drew Clark, Editor, BroadbandCensus.com
WASHINGTON, January 2, 2009 – Congress and the incoming administration of President Obama should include broadband-related investment in the pending legislation designed to promote economic […]

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Tags: BroadbandCensus.com · broadband

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

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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Tags: Broadband Census · broadband · broadband data

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

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

Free Press, Google and Others Form Pro-Broadband Initiative

June 24th, 2008 · 3 Comments

News from the Personal Democracy Forum in New York:
By Drew Bennett, Special Correspondent, BroadbandCensus.com
NEW YORK, June 24 – A group of non-profits, businesses and others organizations seeking to guide the creation of a national broadband plan on Tuesday announced the formation of a new initiative, “Internet for Everyone,” seeking the highlight the crucial importance of […]

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Tags: Free Press · Personal Democracy Forum · broadband · google · net neutrality

Google, the NAB, and a Third Way in ‘White Spaces’ Debate

May 28th, 2008 · 8 Comments

By Drew Clark
Google co-founder Larry Page came to Washington last week to take on the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the lobbying group that represents over-the-air television stations. It’s a whole new adversary for the beleaguered broadcasters, who have been fighting cable and satellite television for years.
The Federal Communications Commission is currently considering a proposal, […]

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Tags: NAB · broadband · broadcasting · dtv · google · spectrum · white spaces

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
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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

BroadbandCensus.com in IP Democracy

March 6th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Over at IP Democracy, Cynthia Brumfield has this to say about BroadbandCensus.com:
BroadbandCensus is coming online at the right time. As Drew notes in his blog post announcing the new site, a lot of states are trying to collect their own data and legislation is moving in both the House and Senate to collect better […]

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Tags: Broadband Census · Uncategorized · broadband · broadband data

Want Better Broadband in America? Take the Broadband Census!

March 3rd, 2008 · 4 Comments

Note: I guest-blogged this morning at the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet:
By Drew Clark
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 basic as running water and electricity. And yet the U.S. is falling […]

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