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Possible Game Changer in Broadband Strategy Development

It seems Universal Service Fund (USF) reform is THE news item of the day since yesterday telecos wireless ISPs and others filed comments with the FCC regarding the agency’s efforts in this initiative. The Feds want to expand the USF, which now mainly addresses telephone service in rural areas, to make a few additional billion […]

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$3.4 Billion for Smart Grid Projects? Let’s Make a Broadband Deal!

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Yesterday, the Feds awarded $3.4 billion to 100 smart grid projects across the U.S. There were about 400 total proposals. Since these are 50-50 matching grants, that means total dollars being queued up by these entities for smart grids is quite substantial. For public and private sector organizations seeking broadband ARRA grants or planning to […]

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Gates Foundation Proposal – Linchpin to National Broadband Strategy?

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A few days ago the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sent analysis data to the FCC postulating that $5 – $10 billion could install fiber networks in most of the anchor institutions (hospitals, medical facilities, schools) in the U.S. The FCC quickly issued a public request for comment to validate the financial and technology assumptions […]

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