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Rural Broadband Initiative

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The Digital Policy Institute (DPI) is an independent think tank within the Ball State University (BSU) academic community is proposing the Obama administration fund a Rural Broadband Initiative infrastructure project to extend broadband telecommunications to 5.9 million access lines, creating more than 200,000 new jobs, while targeting rural communities that do not currently enjoy advanced telecommunications access.

White paper: The Rural Broadband Initiative: Deploying Next-Generation Broadband Service to Rural America (pdf)

Written by Al Stevens

January 14th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Julius Genachowski to head the FCC

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Obama intends to nominate his technology adviser, Julius Genachowski, to head the Federal Communications Commission. Genachowski’s Internet experience comes from executive positions he held for eight years at IAC/InterActiveCorp¬† which included¬† Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, TripAdvisor, Ticketmaster, HSN, LendingTree, Match.com, Citysearch, ServiceMagic, Evite, Interval International and Ask.com. He has also served on the Boards of Directors of Expedia, Website Pros, and The Motley Fool.

WSJ Story: Obama to Tap Tech Adviser as FCC Chief

Wikipedia entry: Julius Genachowski

Bio from January 2008 on the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus Web Site: Julius Genachowski

Written by Al Stevens

January 13th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

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