States Use ESRI’s BroadbandStat Application for Broadband Initiatives

From GIS UserMore than $20 Million in U.S. Stimulus Funds Are Awarded to 10 States and Puerto Rico for GIS-Based Broadband Mapping and Planning InitiativesRedlands, California — Ten U.S. states and one U.S. territory will soon launch comprehensive broadband mapping and planning initiatives based on ESRI’s geographic information system (GIS) technology. They will use BroadbandStat, an application developed by ESRI …

Connected Nation Showcases New Interactive Mapping Tool at State of the Net Conference in Washington, D.C.

The Importance of Innovative Broadband Data and Analysis Tools Featured at the 13th Annual Kickoff Technology Policy Exhibition and 6th Annual State of the Net ConferenceJim Geringer (former Governor of Wyoming) and Randy Frantz of ESRI viewing BroadbandStat at Tuesday’s kickoff reception. Washington, D.C. –Today, Connected Nation and ESRI, a market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, joined forces …

Connected Nation Previews Interactive Broadband Mapping Tool at Technology Policy Exhibition in Washington, D.C.

Andy Blair from George Washington University asks Connected Tennessee’s Michael Ramage for more detail about interactive broadband coverage maps while Sabrina Matteson, a representative from the American Farm Bureau Federation, observes the presentation.Connected Nation, in conjunction with ESRI, a market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, showcased its jointly developed new interactive mapping tool for viewing, analyzing, and validating …

A chat with Connected Nation’s CEO

By Kim Hart/The Hill’s Hillicon Valley blog A large chunk of the $7 billion in broadband stimulus funds is going toward creating maps of broadband coverage. Connected Nation, a non-profit organization, has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of the mapping grants so far.Link to full post here.

MMTC Hosts its Inaugural Broadband and Social Justice Summit

Summit moderator Tyrone Brown solicits more details from Jane Cabarrus, President of the Northhampton County Branch of the NAACP in Weirwood, Virginia, an area currently without a broadband infrastructure in place.Click here to view more photosFederal administrators, corporate leaders, civil rights veterans, and influential policy bloggers brought their diverse viewpoints to the roundtable discussions at the Minority Media and Telecommunications …

BroadbandStat: Get a Sneak Peek on Jan. 26 in Washington, D.C.

Download the Invitation and Flyer Here Screen shot of BroadbandStat in Tennessee, developed by Connected Nation in conjunction with ESRI, a market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software. On Tuesday, January 26, technology leaders, legislators and the general public in Washington, D.C. will be given a sneak peek at a new cutting-edge hands-on tool for finding real-time information on …

Broadband and Social Justice Summit Underway in Washington, D.C.

Today, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) began its inaugural Broadband and Social Justice Summit at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The summit continues through January 22. The event agenda features a series of presentations and roundtable discussions with key policymakers, including Blair Levin, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Executive Director, Broadband Initiative; Mignon Clyburn, FCC Commissioner; and Larry Strickling, …

Broadband Helps Create Jobs, Not Higher Wages

By Arik Hesseldahl/Business WeekResearch shows that U.S. regions where broadband was introduced saw accelerated job growth, but the increased labor pool weighed on wagesIncreased access to high-speed Internet connections helps create jobs, though it doesn’t always result in higher wages, according to a new research report from the Public Policy Institute of California.Link to article here.

Connected Nation Receives ARRA Grant for Connected Texas Initiative

Connected Texas Will Give Residents Powerful Hands-on Mapping Tool Washington, DC –Texas is getting approximately $3 million in federal funds to improve high-speed Internet access across the state. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) made the announcement yesterday. The grant money will fund a project called Connected Texas (http://www.connectedtx.org/) which is a partnership between the …