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The FTTH Council Comments on the Broadband Opportunities Council

The Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council filed a letter with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce in response to their request for comment on the Broadband Opportunities Council. The following may be attributed to Heather Burnett Gold, President and CEO of the FTTH Council. Full comments attached:

The FTTH Council is committed to helping this Administration and the FCC get better broadband to more places in the U.S. To achieve this goal, the federal government must promote comprehensive strategies to lower regulatory barriers while facilitating all-fiber network builds. As part of that strategy, the Council has offered two proposals to the Broadband Opportunities Council today: an online broadband deployment handbook and an interagency consulting service to assist communities and network operators with finding funding, dealing with access to federal poles, ducts, buildings and rights of way regulations and actually deploying a network. These proposals will help broadband providers and communities break down information barriers and deploy better, faster, fiber broadband that enables digital life in our communities. The Council is happy for the opportunity to offer comments on how the federal government can promote broadband deployment and give communities useful, actionable information. We look forward to continuing to collaborate on these efforts.

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