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 this memo from the FTTH Council's Washington counsel, we do not discuss the policy basis for the rules or the questions of the FCC’s jurisdiction to adopt open Internet rules. Rather, this memo has the more targeted objectives of (1) giving a practical overview in question and answer format of the substance of the new rules and the obligations they impose on affected providers of broadband Internet access services and (2) serving as a general guide for compliance, taking into account the Enforcement Advisory.