Friday, January 08, 2010

National Broadband Plan, FCC Seeks One Month Extension From Congress

National Broadband Plan
The ambitious and far reaching National Broadband Plan to ensure every American has access to open and robust broadband which Congress entrusted FCC to provide is looking like getting delayed. FCC is seeking an extension to the deadline which falls on February 17,2010. It is years, better, decades over due for making every American has access to Internet, but the enormity of the scope of getting everything right is worth the one month of delay. But as Google Policy blog mentions,;

FCC should set both shorter-term "ubiquity" goals of bringing high-speed Internet access to every single American, and longer-term "stretch" goals of driving the adoption of truly high capacity broadband pipes.

Google Public Policy Blog: FCC seeks short extension to complete National Broadband Plan


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