National Broadband Map Updates: Newer Data, Speed Tiers; Some Still See Flaws

The FCC today made live an updated National Broadband Map, replacing one originally released seven years ago. National Broadband Map updates include more relevant speed tiers, as well as the ability to overlay satellite imagery, to compare two different areas, to view broadband availability by...Learn More

NTIA Profiles Wearable Early Adopters

Only 1 percent of Americans were using a wearable connected devices, such as a fitness band or smart watch as of July 2015, according to new research from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). These wearable device early adopters tended to use computers and...Learn More

NTIA: Online Security, Privacy Fears Beginning to Impact Online Behavior

Americans’ trust in online security and personal privacy is on the wane, and its beginning to impact online behavior. Rising prominence of data breaches, cybersecurity incidents and controversies regarding the privacy of online services is prompting some to limit their online activities, according to the...Learn More

NTIA Sees Gains in Broadband Use by Market Segments That Historically Lagged

Broadband use by market segments that traditionally have lagged behind is on the rise — and gaps are beginning to close, according to the latest data from the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA). Internet usage among senior citizens rose from 51% to 56% between...Learn More

NTIA Updates $4 Billion Broadband Stimulus Program Results

The Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) is winding towards a close, according to the latest quarterly update from NTIA, which highlights broadband stimulus program results. The report dated October 2015 but only released publicly last week, provides a summary of what the BTOP program had...Learn More

BroadbandUSA Guide Details Government Broadband Funding Options

A 28-page Broadband Funding Guide, released yesterday by the National Telecommunications and Infrastructure Administration, offers information for network operators about government funding programs covering broadband infrastructure, broadband literacy programs and other broadband costs. The guidebook is part of NTIA’s BroadbandUSA initiative, announced earlier this year...Learn More

Zayo/ EAGLE-Net Deal: Are EAGLE-Net Troubles Over?

Colorado intergovernmental entity EAGLE-Net Alliance has entered into a partnership with Zayo Group to oversee and support EAGLE-Net’s statewide fiber network. The agreement is an interim one but according to a press release the companies hope to establish a long-term relationship. Zayo, also based in...Learn More

NTIA: Broadband Usage at Home Climbs to 72%, Non-Adopters Say Why

Nearly three –quarters (72%) of U.S. households used broadband at home as of October 2012, according to a report released last week by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). That was an increase of three percentage points from 2011. The NTIA also looked at...Learn More

Report Attacks Broadband Stimulus Award Process

The broadband stimulus program administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration was an “inefficient income transfer mechanism,” says a new report from the Technology Policy Institute. The report, titled “The Broadband Stimulus: A Rural Boondoggle and Missed Opportunity,” was authored by economists Greg Rosston...Learn More

NTIA Petitions the FCC to Mandate Mobile Device Unlocking

September 17, 2013 — WASHINGTON – Citing the need for greater competition and consumer choice in the marketplace for wireless services, the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today formally petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to require wireless carriers to unlock...Learn More

A Different Rural/ Rural Divide

Over the last couple of years we’ve heard the term rural/ rural divide used to describe the different broadband availability rates between areas served by rate of return and price cap carriers. (People in areas served by rate of return carriers are more likely to...Learn More

NTIA: 18% of Rural Communities Lack 3 Mbps Broadband

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has done a highly detailed analysis of broadband deployment in the U.S. -– looking at broadband availability by speed, by technology, by state, by county, and by various combinations of these factors. The upshot, the NTIA said, is that...Learn More

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