A Broader Reach for Broadband

It’s time to upgrade the definition of broadband again the current definition describes minimum acceptable levels for most users.

Further Broadband Penetration Deconstruction

In a world where, we say that everyone has or wants an iPhone and cannot live without an iPod, we learn that 32 percent say, There is no need for the Internet. Expanding access to the Internet for 57 percent of respondents will do little to nothing to change their level of adoption.

Broadband Stimulus: NTIA, RUS Go for Round 2

Service providers, cities and other entities have less than 60 days to apply for the second round of broadband stimulus funding, which totals $4.8 billion. The NTIA and RUS have just published the rules governing this final stage.

Stimulated! 7X Expected Volume for Broadband Funding Requests

More than seven times the expected application amount for broadband stimulus funding has flowed into the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS). The two said Thursday that almost 2,200 applications were received, requesting about $28 billion in funding, in the first of three bidding rounds. Applications […]

Panels Discuss Policy Insights

Hungry for insight from the FCC? Policymakers will convene on TELECOM 05 for a lunch and breakfast meeting with attendees, ready to talk about topics including the Universal Service Fund (USF) and the Rural Utility Service (RUS). FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is the featured speaker at Wednesdays luncheon, which any fully paid conference registrant can […]

Allied Telesyn iMAP 9100 Among RUS-Approved Products

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has placed the iMAP 9100 integrated multiservice access platform from Allied Telesyn (Booth 1053), a global provider of secure Ethernet/IP access solutions, on its List of Materials Acceptable for Use on Telecommunications Systems of RUS Borrowers. According to the company, this paves the way for RUS-funded rural service providers to […]

Pannaway SCN Gains RUS Acceptance

Pannaway Technologies Inc. (Booth 1425) has announced that its Service Convergence Network (SCN) access solution for the delivery of triple play services over copper and fiber broadband will be on the United States Department of Agricultures Rural Utilities Service (RUS) list of materials. RUS acceptance makes Pannaways SCN available to rural IOCs qualified by the […]

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