The Challenge of Putting Federal Broadband Funds to Good Use: Highlights from My Conversation with Mark Jamison

Following the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a Department of Commerce (DOC) branch known as the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has been tasked with allocating $42.5 billion of federal broadband infrastructure funding to state and local governments through the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. This $42.5 billion [...]

Can Billions of Dollars in Federal Grants Solve Broadband Access and Availability Throughout the US?

On July 21, Commissioner Brendan Carr of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) joined AEI’s Shane Tews and Mark Jamison to discuss how the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program could be hampered by misguided priorities and cumbersome regulations. Following the discussion with Commissioner Carr, an expert panel [...]

The Challenge of Putting Federal Broadband Funds to Good Use (with Mark Jamison)

Following the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a Department of Commerce branch known as the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has been tasked with allocating $42.5 billion of federal broadband infrastructure funding to state and local governments through the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program. This $42.5 billion is [...]

Getting people connected to broadband

Thursday, May 12, 2022 Broadband expansion is on the mind of every public official, broadband provider, and customer. With so many countries testing new solutions and improving traditional approaches to getting broadband into more people's hands, it is important that we compare notes and learn from each other. What are the most economical ways to [...]

Can satellites be used to expand broadband? A conversation with Patrick Masambu.

As you race to help your country expand broadband, you undoubtedly hear from companies like Elon Musk's Starlink telling you that they are the solution to many of your challenges. Are they right? Do their Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite services really compete well with fiber optics or 5G? What do LEO providers need from [...]