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“[W]e have to understand where communications fell short, where recovery took too long, and what changes can be made to make our networks more resilient before the next unthinkable event occurs,” said FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel.
“As the state moves forward with its aggressive and laudable plans to ensure all Californians have access and the means to use broadband and wireless services, we must also collaboratively discuss the quality of those services,” said Amy Yip-Kikugawa, Acting Director of the Public Advocates Office.
“The company would prefer to work with all contractors,” said Frontier technician Tom Gardella to the LA Times. “[But] the contractors aren’t as invested as the employees. We’re in it for the quality because we’re in this for the long term. They’re in it for the piece-work.”
Earlier this month, Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia announced $37.9 million in loans to help rural residents of his state connect to high speed internet.
The latest Business Week features a cover story on the resurgence of our nation's telecom industry and the role that high speed internet has played in jumpstarting that growth.
Recently the FCC has been flooded with testimony arguing for universal high speed internet access. Reaching that goal requires the FCC to collect more comprehensive data on the current state of high speed connections across the country.
Thanks to our 80,000 Speed Testers, the Speed Matters Campaign has been making waves around the country. On Monday we released a state-by-state report and interactive map on U.S. internet speeds based on the test results.
More than 80,000 people have taken the Speed Matters Speed Test to learn the actual speed of their internet connections. We've used the results of all those speed tests to create the first-ever state-by-state report on internet speeds across America. Our findings were deeply troubling.
Last month more than a hundred people gathered for the third annual Redwood Coast Broadband Forum in Northern California. The purpose was to discuss the current state of high speed internet access along the state's North Coast and ways to expand access to all residents.
The success of ConnectKentucky hasn't escaped our lawmakers in Washington, DC. The program is a combined effort of local government and the private sector to boost technology use in the Bluegrass State, with a focus on expanding high speed internet access.
This week's episode of Political Chowder--an hour-long political talk show in New Hampshire--featured a panel discussion on the Verizon-FairPoint deal.