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Tuesday, December 18

Missouri Has Adopted Broadband Expansion as a Key Part of Its’ Economic Recovery Plan

Missouri was hit hard by the Great Recession of 2008, and has adopted Broadband expansion as an integral part of it’s’ recovery plan. In 2009, the Governor established MoBroadbandNow, a public-private initiative to expand broadband ac¬cessibility and facilitate the integration of broadband and information technology into state and local economies, including directing the state’s stimulus funding and projects. The initiative’s main objec¬tive is to deliver broadband to 95% of residents by the end of 2014.

Research Area: Broadband Index State Ratings

Tags: broadband, missouri, state ratings, broadband index, great recession, mobroadbandnow, economic structure

“TechNet’s 2012 State Broadband Index.” December, 2012.
Tuesday, December 18

Ohio Has Set In Place A Plan to Rapidly Boost Its’ Broadband Index Over the Coming Years

Though Ohio currently ranks 39th on the state index, strong stakeholder leadership and investment have the state poised to improve its standing on all indicators—broadband adop¬tion, network deployment and strength of digital economy. Governor John Kasich announcing plans to have the state spend $8.1 million to upgrade Ohio’s existing fiber optic network, connecting schools, govern¬ments, and other anchor institutions. The plan calls for a ten-fold increase in download speeds, expand¬ing the network’s capacity to 100 Gbps. In addition to these state initiatives, Ohio has a long history of non-profit groups promoting and expanding the use of broadband by its citizens.

Research Area: Broadband Index State Ratings

Tags: broadband adoption, broadband, ohio, network deployment, digital economy, state ratings, broadband index, fiber optic network

“TechNet’s 2012 State Broadband Index.” December, 2012.
Tuesday, December 18

Maine Has Adopted State Run Programs to Boost Its’ Low Broadband Index

Despite difficult terrain and some very remote communities Utah has done very well in the Broadband Index rating, with 9th place overall ranking. Utah had the highest Broadband adoption rating in the country in 2010 and continues to be a leader in adoption growth. Furthermore, Utah has a high average of fiber-to-home and high peak average connectivity speed.

Research Area: Broadband Index State Ratings

Tags: broadband, adoption, remote communities, utah, state ratings, broadband index, fiber-to-home

“TechNet’s 2012 State Broadband Index.” December, 2012.
Tuesday, December 18

Maine Has Adopted State Run Programs to Boost Its’ Low Broadband Index

In 2005 Maine had a low Broadband Index, as a result of low to average rating across all three categories; adoption, network quality, and economic structure. That same year Governor John Baldacci created the state’s Broadband Access Infrastructure Board (BAIB) in 2005 by executive order. The order set a goal that 95–98% of Maine communities would have access to broadband by 2010. The state also took advantage of the 2009 stimulus package in which Maine received a $25 million dollar grant to expand in areas that would enhance its’ broadband index.

Research Area: Broadband Index State Ratings

Tags: stimulus, broadband, broadband access infrastructure board, state ratings, broadband index, maine

“TechNet’s 2012 State Broadband Index.” December, 2012.
Tuesday, December 18

California Has Put In Extensive Resources in Expanding Its’ Statewide Broadband Network

In January 2008 California created the California Advanced Services Fun (CASF), a state-run organization focused on expanding high-level broadband connectivity to all Californians. The fund has a $225 million through 2018. Through the CASF California has been come a leader in Broadband expansion.

Research Area: Broadband Index State Ratings

Tags: broadband, california, state ratings, broadband index, california advanced services fund

“TechNet’s 2012 State Broadband Index.” December, 2012.
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