Google Network to Launch in Kansas

Kansas City, KS. (March 30, 2011) – Today, Google announced that it would deploy its first ultra-high speed fiber network in Kansas City, Kansas, after receiving applications from 1,100 cities around the country. Kansas City residents will have access to the 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) service beginning in 2012, according to news reports. In addition, Google will be providing …

Broadband Access: Exploring Internet Connectivity by U.S. Community Type

(March 29, 2011) – The federal government wants you to have access to a broadband connection. Badly. The Federal Communications Commission has held dozens of workshops and filed away more than 23,000 comments on its National Broadband Plan… If broadband is indeed key to all those elements, how close is the United States to achieving a goal of universal access …

Connected Nation Weighs in at FISPA/WISPA Service Provider Summit with State Perspective of National Broadband Map

Orlando, FL. (March 25, 2011) – Today, Terry Holmes, a senior technologist for Connected Nation, provided a state perspective on the National Broadband Map at the FISPA/WISPA Service Provider Summit in Orlando, joining Andrew MacRae from the NTIA on the panel. Holmes provided the state mapping perspective, addressing issues related to wireless providers. The focus of the panel, he said, …

Broadband Connectivity Available Across Bell Co.

(May 25, 2011) – Broadband connectivity is available to almost every household in Bell County, according to a report released this week. That doesn’t mean, though, that every household subscribes to the service. Nearly 100 percent of households here have access to high-speed broadband, as well. That excludes mobile wireless and satellite broadband, according to The Broadband Landscape in Texas, …

Grand Marais Wants Broadband to Open Doors but Not Wreck the Allure of Remoteness

Cook County, MN. (March 24, 2011) – Housed in a converted Baptist church in Grand Marais, Cook County Higher Education isn’t your typical community college. It’s not accredited, first of all, nor does it have a staff of teachers or even many classrooms. In fact, most of its classes are taught somewhere else, Bemidji State University, for example, or Hibbing …

Telecommuting Levels the Field For Some Rural Minnesotans

(March 24, 2011) – Rose Buer commutes to her job as a software engineer in Bloomington every morning. But she doesn’t drive from Minneapolis or St. Paul or another suburb. She makes the short trek from her 10-acre farm to a small office in Dawson, next to a hair salon and the Dawson Sentinel, the newspaper that serves the town …

Area Businesses Not Wired to Succeed

(March 24, 2011) – A survey recently released by the Economic Development Foundation of Brenham revealed business owners there view the lack of reliable access to high-speed Internet service as the biggest hindrance to growth… …The nonprofit Connected Texas, which was tasked by the Department of Agriculture with developing detailed maps of broadband coverage across the state, released a county-by-county …

Connected Texas Unveils Detailed Assessment of State’s Broadband Capacity

Report is first step in developing regional plans for expansion of broadband availability and utilization Austin, TX. (March 22, 2011) – Connected Texas has released a new, detailed report titled, The Broadband Landscape in the State of Texas: Assessment at a State, Regional & Local Level, and Recommendations for Broadband Expansion, that offers a first look at key broadband market data …

Nonprofit releases broadband study

(March 22, 2011) – Connected Texas released its first assessment of the broadband market in Texas, revealing that nearly all households in Bexar County have terrestrial broadband service availability. Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/article/Nonprofit-releases-broadband-study-1257990.php#ixzz1HRUuhNS8 By Valentino Lucio/San Antonio Express-News

Study: 62 percent of Texans Use Broadband

Austin, TX. (March 22, 2011) – Ninety-six percent of Texas households have access to broadband but only 62 percent are using it, according to the latest study by Connected Texas. The report, “The Broadband Landscape in the State of Texas,” can be viewed at http://www.connectedtx.org/. It offers statewide, regional and local data for community leaders to consider how best to …