A new report looks at home broadband adoption, providing “authoritative, nationally-comprehensive data on access to the Internet throughout the United States.” Check out how people use the Internet is growing and changing. Read the full report
A growing number of states are stepping up efforts to expand high-quality broadband–or high-speed Internet–in the wake of the federal government’s national plan and the availability of stimulus funds, according to a new report released by the Pew Center on the States. Driven by tight budgets to do more with less, many states are looking to broadband as a potential vehicle for promoting economic growth and delivering education, health care, public safety and other critical services more efficiently and effectively. Read full report
The Public Safety Nationwide Interoperable Broadband Network: A New Model for Capacity, Performance and Cost
The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has performed a technical analysis of the capacity and performance of the public safety broadband network assuming that the National Broadband Plan recommendations concerning this network are implemented. This analysis includes examining different emergency situations based on actual experiences and as submitted in the record of the National Broadband Plan. Read full report.