The following statement can be attributed to Heather Burnett Gold, President & CEO of the Fiber to the Home Council Americas.
The FCC’s program to provide Connect America support to bring broadband service to unserved areas provides a great opportunity to give rural residents the same high performance broadband service that urban residents are getting. It is for that reason that the FTTH Council urges the Commission to construct a methodology for weighing bids in the competitive bidding process that is based on consumer preference for broadband service. Only by using such an approach can the Commission ensure our rural residents and communities get the broadband so essential for their social, economic, and political needs.
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