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Broadband Regulation

The Fiber Broadband Association believes that by reducing regulation, we can propel investment in all-fiber infrastructure.  In the past, the Fiber Broadband Association has urged regulators to: not mandate unbundling of fiber facilities; not impose onerous open internet requirements on broadband providers; not require battery back up in all-fiber networks; and not regulate the prices for business data services provided over all-fiber facilities. In addition, the Fiber Broadband Association advocates for the removal of public and private barriers to investment, such as unreasonable fees for access to poles and rights of way and unreasonable franchise requirements.

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Related Resources

California Broadband Task Force Executive Summary
Topic: Broadband Regulation
Owner: FBA Administrator
Date: 2010-06-24
Subtopic:

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger commissioned the California Broadband Task Force (CBTF) to "remove barriers to broadband access, identify opportunities for increased broadband adoption, and enable the creation and deployment of new advanced communications technologies." The governor also requested that the CBTF "pay particular attention to how broadband can be used to substantially benefit educational institutions, healthcare institutions, community-based organizations, and governmental institutions." This document meets both those objectives and also includes specific recommendations to achieve the governor's goals.



Download File   CBTF_exec_summary.pdf

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