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:
The Fiber to the Home Council Americas applauds the Chairman's leadership to drive the deployment of all-fiber networks and urges him to make all-fiber deployment a priority in structuring the Connect America Fund (CAF) competitive bidding process.
I should start saying, “Gigafy, Gigafy, Gigafy.” Come to think of it, the two are interrelated. The discussion of how to encourage faster, better broadband starts with competition. I know it’s not an accident that you’re meeting in Austin, the city that proves competition works.
Today, the Bureau announces additional bidders have been provisionally selected for rural broadband experiments funding in category one, subject to the post-selection review process.
The FTTH Council applauds the FCC for taking this step to further enable deployment of fiber to the home.