April 1, 2016
Sign-Up Is Open For SLC 2016 Activities!Please visit the Kentucky Host State website for the latest updates on social events, guest and youth activities, airport transportation, and much more. Click here to access sign-ups for the Guest Program, Youth Program, and Transportation from Blue Grass Airport to Conference hotels. Please note, sign-ups for the Guest and Youth Programs, and Airport Transportation are separate from SLC Annual Meeting registration.
April 1, 2016
On January 29, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) redefined "broadband internet." Under the new definition, broadband internet connection must meet benchmark speeds of 25 megabits per second (Mbps) for downloads and 3 Mbps for uploads. Such speeds allow multiple users (or devices) within a household to browse the web and stream video simultaneously, or allow a single user to stream high definition video. The Commission’s redefinition of broadband—more than six times its previous download speed benchmark of 4 Mbps—reflects the growing ubiquity of the Internet and aims to ensure the infrastructure has the capacity to meet new, data-intensive usage and its derived benefits.
This SLC Regional Resource examines the role of states in broadband deployment and its relationship to municipal and federal initiatives, with particular attention to the needs of rural areas, and the successes of Southern cities and towns. Notably, this SLC Regional Resource focuses on government-owned broadband infrastructure and direct service provision, though other policies and incentives are discussed broadly. It does not address private alternative internet service providers.