11.19.2009 10:26 AM
FCC seeks comment on National Broadband Plan

The FCC released a public notice last week seeking comment on a variety of issues involved with creating a plan for nationwide broadband service. Comments are due Dec. 2.

The commission is working under a Congressional deadline of Feb. 17, 2010, to create the National Broadband Plan (NBP) aimed at ensuring every American has access to broadband Internet service. The commission wants comment on several issues, including:

  • Measuring broadband adoption
  • The costs faced by individuals for not adopting broadband and the cost to society of not having wide broadband use
  • Reasons why those with access to broadband don’t use it
  • How the commission can help overcome each of the barriers that prevent broadband adoption
  • Lessons learned and data from other efforts — both successful and unsuccessful — at stimulating demand for broadband adoption and use

Anyone submitting comments should refer to GN Docket Nos. 09-47, 09-51 and 09-137. The comments also should be entitled: “Comments-NBP Public Notice #16.” Comments also should be organized to adhere to the structure of the questions in the notice.

Comments can be filed via the commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS), the government’s eRulemaking Portal or using paper.



Comments
Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found




Tuesday 03:07 PM
WMUR-TV Says FAA Drone Rules Preclude ENG
The FAA’s current rules and proposed ban on flight over people, requirement of visual line of sight and restriction on nighttime flying, effectively prohibit broadcasters from using UAS for newsgathering. ~ WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett

Sue Sillitoe, White Noise PR /   Friday 11:15 AM
DPA Microphones Expands Its d:facto™ Vocal Microphone Range
Wall Street Communications /   Friday 04:20 PM
SMPTE 2015 NAB Show Preview

 
Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology