Community Investment Incentives
Communities want and need high performance, future-proof all-fiber networks. Many are working with the Fiber Broadband Association, state broadband agencies, providers, consultants and other entities to drive investments by potential network operators — be they the local incumbent, a competitive entrant or even the community itself. Communities are creating a compendium of best practices which the Fiber Broadband Association will track and make available.
In its Verizon v. FCC decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuitinvited the Commission to act to preserve a free and open Internet. I intend to accept that invitation byproposing rules that will meet the court’s test for preventing improper blocking of and discriminationamong Internet traffic, ensuring genuine transparency in how Internet Service Providers manage traffic,and enhancing competition. Preserving the Internet as an open platform for innovation and expressionwhile providing certainty and predictability in the marketplace is an important responsibility of thisagency.