The following statement may be attributed to Heather Burnett Gold, President of the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council in regards to the FCC's Eleventh Broadband Progress Notice of Inquiry:
Yesterday, in comments to the FCC in the Eleventh Broadband Progress Notice of Inquiry, the FTTH Council's position was clear: speed is just a proxy for reliable, ultra-fast, all-fiber broadband networks. Chairman Wheeler and the FCC have made all-fiber networks a priority, recognized that all-fiber networks are a fundamental element of our national broadband strategy, including by making it a centerpiece of its E-Rate Modernization. All-fiber networks have virtually unlimited bandwidth that can accommodate even the most bandwidth-hungry households. The best thing this Commission can do with regard to speed is to use it to hasten this country’s transition to faster, more robust and scalable broadband networks supported by all-fiber technology. We look forward to continuing to work with the Chairman and the rest of the Commission to push these networks to even more communities throughout the country.