In 1996, Congress decided that it was crucial to accelerate investments in high-performance broadband networks and enacted Section 706, requiring the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to first assess the state of advanced telecommunications capability and then
The Fiber Broadband Association filed comments at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the Restoring Internet Freedom Proceeding. In our filing, we urged the FCC to restore economic rationality to how it oversees the regulation of broadband access.
While President Trump’s pledge to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure has focused largely on roads, bridges and airports, the need to expand the broadband network is just as dire. The United States ranks 15th in broadband connectivity, behind countries such as South Korea and Canada, according to a
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
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: