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Federal Broadband Issues

Issues, policies and rules from the federal government related to broadband.
  1. Broadband Grants (5)
  2. Broadband Mapping (6)
  3. Broadband Spectrum (9)
  4. Broadband Stimulus (ARRA) (3)
  5. Broadband for Public Safety (11)
  6. Congressional Action (6)
  7. Economic Development (3)
  8. FCC (64)
  9. NTIA (13)
  10. Net Neutrality (10)
  11. Online Piracy (0)
  12. Rural Broadband Issues (25)
  13. USDA (2)

Broadband Report Card for Obama Administration
After fours years in office the Obama Administration issued a report card of sorts, measuring the success of the President's broadband policy initiatives.

Government Policy
Government Policy

Which issues will Congress take up in 2011?
As the 112th Congress continues their legislative agenda for 2011, there are several important broadband issues to be debated. The Obama administration continues to emphasize broadband and access to the Internet as important national initiatives. This list contains the top five issues sure to be discussed during this Congressional session.

ARRA Broadband Grant Programs
Article describing the Broadband grant programs contained in the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Broadband is Transforming Our Way of Life
Broadband is Transforming Our Way of Life

Broadband Issues
Issues related to broadband

Protect IP Act Bill Sponsor Reconsiders Legislation
Protect IP Act Bill Sponsor Reconsiders Legislation while SOPA and PIPA Legislation Faces Strong Opposition and Website Blackouts

Yahoo, Google and Facebook Lobby Against Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)
What is the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and why are many broadband Internet companies against it?

Obama Executive Order Targets Broadband Deployment and Spurs High Speed Access
Obama Executive Order Targets Broadband Deployment and Spur High Speed Access

Julius Genachowski's Assessment of US Leadership in Broadband
FCC Chairman Delivers a major broadband policy speech at VOX Media headquarters in Washington DC. Chairman Genachowski cites U.S. leadership in the increased investment in wireline and wireless broadband networks as a direct result of FCC policies.

Julius Genachowski's Assessment of US Leadership in Broadband
FCC Chairman Delivers a major broadband policy speech at VOX Media headquarters in Washington DC. While Chairman Genachowski cites U.S. leadership in the overall achievement of broadband expansion goals, he also says that significant challenges still remain.

FCC Eases Restrictions on In-Flight Broadband Service
Recognizing that universal access to broadband has become an expectation of every American, the FCC paved the way for airlines to provide in-flight broadband services on domestic flights.

Net Neutrality in 2014

Net Neutrality Continues to Dominate Internet Policy Debate
Net neutrality remains an important issue being debated by Congress and the judicial system.

Will ConnectED will Solve Broadband Issues in Schools?
The White House thinks that the state of broadband in America's schools is bad enough to warrant increased funding from the federal government.

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