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Justice Department Calls for Airwaves for Wireless
The U.S. should free “underutilized” airwaves for use by wireless companies such as Clearwire Corp. and Sprint Nextel Corp. to increase competition for high-speed Internet services, antitrust regulators said.
From Bloomberg, January 04, 2010

American Library Association sends letter to NTIA asking for additional broadband funding for public computer centers
The groups assert that greater funding for the PCC program will allow public libraries and community colleges to expand their computer and Internet access capabilities for the general public, which is critically important in these times of economic distress.
From Fiece Wireless, January 04, 2010

Year-end Review: Economic Recovery Through Municipal Wireless Networks
The year 2009 started with municipal wireless left for dead by mainstream media, and it ended with billions in stimulus grant monies supporting the expansion of broadband throughout the world.
From MuniWireless, January 01, 2010

NTIA Awards 5 More Broadband Mapping Grants; Total to 41 States is $78 Million
The Commerce Department agency responsible for the mapping component of the broadband stimulus program announced, on the last day of the year, that it had funded five more states’ broadband data programs
From Broadband Census, December 31, 2009

Why No One Should Talk To or Read Anything from the Heartland Institute
For those of you paying attention over the past few years to the Telecom sector, you’ll remember The Heartland Institute as a Sock Puppet Organization that “that call themselves independent but have ties among each other and to the industries about which they are stating they have an objective opinion.”
From NYC Wireless, December 26, 2009

NTIA Gives Millions To Connected Nation, Announces 15 Broadband Mapping Grants
At least five of the 15 grants NTIA announced Tuesday will be going to Connected Nation.
From Broadband Breakfast, December 22, 2009

FCC Eyes Average Internet Speeds for Rural Areas
With two months to go until the FCC is scheduled to unveil its plan for improving broadband service across the U.S., agency officials seem to be settling on relatively modest speeds for rural areas.
From Wall Street Journal, December 21, 2009

FCC hails Mayor Daley's plan to bring technology to 5 neighborhoods
Wireless Internet access along a 26-block stretch of 63rd Street. Free refurbished computers as an incentive to complete technology training. Family NetCenters and Community Craig’s Lists to support local businesses.
From Chicago Sun Times, December 21, 2009

FCC Eyes Average Internet Speeds for Rural Areas
With two months to go until the FCC is scheduled to unveil its plan for improving broadband service across the U.S., agency officials seem to be settling on relatively modest speeds for rural areas.
From Wall Street Journal, December 21, 2009

Analysis: Paltry Stimulus Allotment May Signal Trouble Ahead
The government finally got around to handing out some of the $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus funding set aside by the Obama administration. For anyone who took this as a sign that the government was finally getting its act together on the broadband stimulus fund, think twice. The first 18 projects to get federal funding received less than 3 percent of the overall stimulus funds, and there’s no news on when more funds will be allocated.
From Wireless Week, December 18, 2009

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