Sunday, June 7, 2009

Verizon Submits Recommendations for National Broadband Plan

Verizon submitted a list of 10 suggestions to the FCC for a national broadband plan. Verizon urged the FCC to include the following 10 elements in its recommendations to Congress:

  • A focused effort to encourage broadband demand.

  • A consumer-choice framework.

  • Encouraging continued innovation to improve cybersecurity for consumers and the nation.

  • Pursuing a consumer-focused approach to privacy.

  • Facilitating wireless broadband.

  • Pursuing a pro-growth regulatory approach.

  • Reforming the universal service fund to encourage broadband.

  • Encouraging broadband by encouraging IP-based services.

  • Effective implementation of stimulus programs.

  • Encouraging broadband adoption and deployment through tax reform.