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Friday, September, 26, 2014FCC Announces Extended Filing Deadline for Rural Broadband Experiments and Other Information for Applicants

This morning, the FCC released a Public Notice and corresponding documents outlining revised dates and helpful information for Rural Broadband Experiment applicants.The FCC announced an extended deadline and corresponding filing window for Rural Broadband Experiments applications. The October 14 deadline will be postponed in order to give the FCC adequate time to test the electronic submission system thoroughly. The testing is expected to be completed in 4 to 6 weeks and a new Public Notice will be released in the future announcing this new deadline for submissions.Secondly, the FCC released a revised informational webinar date (originally scheduled...

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Thursday, September, 25, 2014United States Census Unveils New Information about Broadband Adoption

On September 18, the U.S. Census Bureau released new 1-year estimate data from its 2013 American Community Survey (ACS). Recognizing technology’s impact on community health, the ACS has begun including information about computer use and home broadband adoption in its survey results.According to this new information, 73% of households in the United States subscribe to home broadband service, leaving more than 85 million households without a connection. The U.S. Census Bureau shows that New Hampshire has the highest adoption rate of 81%, while Mississippi has the dubious distinction of having the lowest broadband adoption rate of any state....

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