WASHINGTON, April 27, 2017 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the May Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 18, 2017:
The Fiber Broadband Association and its members applaud Chairman Pai and his colleagues on the important steps taken today in accelerating our connected future by looking to remove barriers to investment in and deployment of faster, fiber-fed networks
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