Thursday, February 18, 2010

FCC Highlights Elements of Upcoming National Broadband Plan

With the deadline for delivering a National Broadband Plan to Congress on March 17 less than a month away, the FCC team developing the plan presented elements under consideration in the "national purposes" section of the plan. The working recommendations highlight the role of broadband to healthcare, education, energy and the environment, government, public safety and homeland security, job training, and small business.

Government plays a major role in these sectors as policymaker, buyer, or supplier, but its
policies have often inhibited or failed to provide incentives for investment in and innovative use
of broadband.

More detail can be found in the presentation made to the Commission, which is
posted online.

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