Here is video of last week's Broadband mapping event in DC, courtesy of Paul Brigner. As expected, Virginia Maloney talked about the NYCEDC's crowdsourced initiative - the NYC Broadband Map, Anne Neville of the NTIA mentioned its $300 million mapping budget for states. Greta Byrum of OTI emphasized that access /= adoption,and that the NTIA and state maps lacked granular accuracy, she used the fcc's 477 data instead, noting that all the maps lacked pricing information. Mike Byrne of the FCC suggested that his mapping operation had a startup mentality, with a healthy API down to the census tract level. They have gone to some effort to profile broadband users according to their usage habits.
joly posted: "On Wednesday January 8, 2014 DC Legal Hackers hosted #LegalHack Broadband Infrastructure, a meetup to discuss the efforts of city, state, and federal governments to create and maintain maps of broadband infrastructure to improve awareness, choice, and com"
On Wednesday January 8, 2014 DC Legal Hackers hosted #LegalHack Broadband Infrastructure, a meetup to discuss the efforts of city, state, and federal governments to create and maintain maps of broadband infrastructure to improve awareness, choice, and competition in the broadband market. Speakers included Virginia Maloney, Senior Project Manager, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC); Anne Neville, Director, State Broadband Initiative, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA); Mike Byrne, Geographic Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission (FCC); Greta Byrum, Senior Field Analyst, Open Technology Institute (OTI). Moderator was Julia Pulidindi, Senior Associate, The National League of Cities. The event was webcast live by the Internet Society North America Bureau, video is below.
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