This paper aims to contribute to the ongoing discussion about a national-infrastructure plan by highlighting three points relevant to communications.
The Council believes the federal government should track all-fiber connectivity to connection points in a community — e.g. residential, commercial, institutional, and wireless transceivers (the numerator)
Further, because all-fiber networks are critical infrastructure for the provision of high performance BDS to commercial and institutional customers, mobile and fixed wireless providers, and wholesale carriers, the Commission should be attempting to facilitate (rather than erect barriers to) investme
At a hearing entitled “Breaking Down Barriers to Broadband Infrastructure Deployment,” Gold testified about ways to streamline the federal construction permitting process and expand statutory rights to access to poles, ducts and conduit to accelerate the deployment of broadband to more Americans.
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.