On Wednesday, December 15, the Communications Workers of America and the Speed Matters campaign released the 2010 Report on Internet Speeds in all 50 States.
The Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced more grant awards to fund broadband mapping and planning in ten states. The recipients were designated entities in Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
The Hawaii Broadband Task Force is proposing the creation of a Hawaii Communications Commission that would serve both as a regulatory agency and as an advocate for consumers and industry development.
The Hawaii Medical Service Association, the state's Blue Cross-Blue Shield Licensee, is going to provide a web service - called American Well - that will increase the accessibility of doctors to both insured and uninsured patients.
The Hawaii state government recently launched the Hawaii Broadband Task Force, a new initiative that will examine the state's current high speed Internet capacity and its future potential.
The Broadband Data Improvement Act (S. 1492) was marked up and reported out of committee on July 19 in the Senate.
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.
Yesterday Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) introduced the Broadband Data Improvement Act (S.1492). The bill would force the FCC to collect better data on broadband deployment in the United States that would be used to help craft policy that would make our country a world leader in high speed internet.