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ALA submits comments to FCC on national broadband plan, barriers to adoption

District Dispatch – “The American Library Association (ALA) today submitted comments to Federal Communications Committee (FCC) regarding broadband adoption as part of the National Broadband Plan (NBP). As the FCC develops the NBP, the Commission is looking at societal cost of having a large group of people who do not use the Internet as well as the barriers that prevent people from using it.”

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FCC Chairman Pushes Changes to Expand Broadband Access

WSJ – “Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said he wants to overhaul a $7 billion federal phone-subsidy program and reallocate more airwaves to wireless carriers as part of a strategy to improve U.S. broadband Internet availability. Mr. Genachowski’s comments Tuesday at a conference here are the latest in an increasingly strong series of signals that the FCC chairman is determined to shake up the status quo in the telecommunications industry to make fast Internet service cheaper and more widely available.”

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FCC Chair Calls For Broadband for All

AP – “FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski sounded a clarion call for universal broadband access, comparing it to the great undertakings of earlier generations to build transportation networks across the U.S. “Broadband has immense power to improve the quality of lives of our citizens in innumerable ways,” he said, “whether it’s our troops serving in Iraq or a family living in Little Rock.”

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Berkman Center broadband study for FCC available for public comment

Berkman Center – “The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is pleased to announce that the draft of its independent review for the FCC Next Generation Connectivity: A review of broadband Internet transitions and policy from around the world — has been posted for public comment”

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Bandwidth Boost For Libraries Gaining Support

Information Week – “An effort to make the nation’s public libraries a major source of robust Internet access is gaining momentum as a disparate group of foundations, companies, and trade and government agencies weigh in with plans to build support for bringing fiber optic technology to the country’s 16,500 libraries.”

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Japan and Sweden Listed Among Best Web Services

NYT – “The performance of broadband Internet connections has surged ahead in many countries in the last year, even before government stimulus packages aimed at upgrading networks take full effect, according to a study to be published Thursday.”

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Stop the Downloading

Joseph S. Enoch – “Comcast has warned broadband Internet customers across the country to curb their downloading or wind up on the curb. (via)

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