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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.”
The San Jose Mercury News editorial hits the nail on the head with this week's editorial on the state of high speed internet access in the US.
Once again another country is taking a leap ahead of the United States in the race for universal high speed internet connectivity. For years the Indian government has been directing its resources towards making the country's workforce competitive in the global high tech economy. However, officials at the highest level of government have recognized that a remaining hurdle is the country's infrastructure, which continues to lag behind.
We've already discussed the latest Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report showing the U.S. falling to 15th among the 30 OECD countries in high speed internet access. Now, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) has released its own paper, expanding on the OECD statistics.
In Japan--where, as we've noted, customers are getting higher speeds at lower cost--scientists have set a new record for Internet speed. Using the experimental "Internet 2" system, a consortium of researchers transmitted data at 9.8 gigabytes per second, faster than data has ever moved.
Last month, three of the people most likely to become president endorsed strategies to improve high-speed Internet access all across the country. Check out the video highlights.
The new Speaker of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, discussed the importance of high-speed Internet deployment at the Communications Workers of America's spring conference. Here's the video.
As a vacation getaway, Lake Tahoe is practically flawless. Its picturesque views, ski resorts and water activities attract millions of visitors. But permanent residents of the region have found at least one serious problem: a lack of high speed internet access.
Yet another study shows that other countries are pulling ahead of America when it comes to high-speed Internet access.