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PacTech applauds Sen. Wyden’s leadership on ITFA renewal

By: Tom Gurr, Executive Director, PacTech

I think we entered the Age of the Internet a long time ago.
We live in the age of the Internet. It almost goes without saying that Internet is central to our daily lives. Connectivity is a seemingly seamless part of our existence. Today it would be hard to imagine a world where the Internet isn’t at the center of everything from healthcare and education to the business world. The Internet is at once …

May 15, 2015 in Articles, Blog, Broadband Revolution, Featured Story, Internet Tax Moratorium, Local Taxes & Regulations, Next Generation Networks, Opinions, Other Technologies, RFID, Rural Access, Smart Networks, Spectrum, Uncategorized, Wireless Explosion by

FCC’s decision has far reaching impacts

BY: TOM GURR

The ink, as they say, isn’t yet dry on the FCC’s decision to apply outdated, sweeping regulations to the internet. But unfortunately, last week’s vote on the so-called “net neutrality” debate may have already sealed the fate of hundreds of innovative companies that depend on the internet to create jobs and drive our regional economy.

Reputable research has found that applying antiquated regulations to the internet will jeopardize investment in our networks. As we move further in …

March 6, 2015 in Articles, Blog, Broadband Revolution, Events, Featured Story, Internet Tax Moratorium, Next Generation Networks, Opinions, Rural Access, Smart Networks, Wireless Explosion by

NEWS ALERT: FCC Decision Blazes Path toward High-Speed Broadband Networks

News Alert: FCC Decision Blazes Path toward Transitioning the Nation to Advanced
High-Speed Broadband Networks


Last week, the FCC took a bold step toward a future of robust connectivity, innovation and more choices for consumers. The agency’s decision to begin beta testing the shift to advanced high-speed Internet-based networks is the first step in upgrading our country’s communications infrastructure. The ultimate result of this process? Universal broadband connectivity offering consumer benefits—more choices and enhanced capabilities—that can change the face

February 12, 2014 in Articles, Blog, Broadband Revolution, Featured Story, Next Generation Networks, Rural Access, Smart Networks, Spectrum, Wireless Explosion by

Good Policy Matters

Smartphone use today is exploding.  According to numbers recently released from Mobile Future, since 2009, the number of adults that own a smartphone has increase 180 percent!  And 44 percent of Americans now own a tablet.  Health IT companies have been capitalizing on this trend by developing apps to make health care more accessible and efficient.  In some communities, health care access can be challenging and expensive, but mobile technology can be the bridge to care in many of those …

November 11, 2013 in Articles, Smart Networks by

New report rates Washington at the top of booming applicaiton economy!

Thanks to the app economy, 519,000 jobs were created

Today, CTIA and the Application Developers Alliance released a report that found the app economy created 519,000 jobs across the country.

While the top 10 app economy job states may not be surprising, the economic impact must have been welcomed by all of these states. The figure next to each state is the economic impact, per million, each year:

  1. California = $8,241
  2. Washington = $2,671
  3. New York = $2,313
  4. Texas =

October 5, 2012 in Articles, Blog, Broadband Revolution, Featured Story, Smart Networks, Spectrum, Wireless Explosion by

Smart Networks

More of us are using the Internet in ways we hadn’t previously imagined: sending huge files back and forth, watching YouTube videos, and downloading HD movies. By next year, 20 average U.S. households will generate more traffic than the entire Internet did in 1995.

We need a bigger, faster, smarter Internet built for the way we work, shop and play online today and into the future. “Smart network” technologies have been developed and are beginning to be implemented that manage …

March 13, 2008 in Smart Networks by

Fiber To The Home Council Video

Talk about simplifying it for the average person, no one did it better than the Fiber To The Home Council in this video.

March 14, 2007 in Smart Networks by

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