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Online Database Contains Valuable Information for Future BTOP / BIP Applicants

The National Telecommunications Infrastructure Administration (NTIA) and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) expanded the functionality of their www.broadbandusa.gov portal with a searchable database of Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) and Broadband Infrastructure Program (BIP) applications. The public can use the database to find out which...

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Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Questions Wireless Competition

Earlier this month, Senator Herb Kohl, Chairman of the Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee sent a letter to the FCC and the Department of Justice sharing his concerns about lack of competition in the wireless market.  His letter covered a number of important issues affecting Latino consumers...

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Hispanic Leaders Weigh In on a National Plan for Broadband

In comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission this week, the Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) applauded the Commission for addressing a national plan for broadband. Our members, who work in communities across the U.S., know that there is a critical relationship between access...

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Broadband Grants Will Help Close Digital Divide

We’d like to thank the Internet Innovation Alliance for hosting an informative discussion about the broadband provisions contained in the Recovery Act this morning. Recovery Act broadband stimulus funds will help nonprofit organizations, state governments and other eligible entities to eliminate the digital divide in...

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Latino Broadband Demand and the Digital Divide

In HTTP’s most recent blog, we wrote about the need to ensure that policy-makers support broadband deployment as part of a larger economic stimulus and recovery package. We noted that incentives for corporate investment in broadband deployment would be an indispensable part of any effective...

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