Tuesday, February 16, 2010

FCC's Genachowski: 100 Squared Initiative Targets 100 Million Households at 100 Mbps

Ahead of the upcoming National Broadband Plan due for Congressional delivery next month, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said the nation should do more to encourage the adoption of next gen services. On his blog, Genachowski revealed that the FCC's National Broadband Plan will include the following key recommendations:

  • 100 Squared Initiative: 100 million households at a minimum of 100 megabits per second (Mbs) -- the world's largest market of high-speed broadband users -- to ensure that new businesses are created in America and stay in America.

  • Broadband Testbeds: Encourage the creation of ultra high-speed broadband testbeds as fast, or faster, than any Internet service in the world, so that America is hosting the experiments that produce tomorrow's ideas and industries.

  • Digital Opportunities: Expand digital opportunities by moving our adoption rates from roughly 65 percent to more than 90 percent and making sure that every child in America is digitally literate by the time he or she leaves high school.


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