Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Developing a Broadband Plan

The Recovery Act charged the FCC with the job of developing a national broadband plan. The Commission is seeking input from consumers, industry, large and small businesses, non-profits, the disabilities community, governments at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels plus other interested parties. The plan must be delivered to Congress by February 17, 2010.

The FCC seeks comments on:

  • The most effective and efficient ways to ensure broadband access for all Americans
  • Strategies for achieving affordability and maximum utilization of broadband infrastructure and services
  • Evaluation of the status of broadband deployment including the progress of related grant programs
  • How to use broadband to advance consumer welfare, civic participation, public safety and homeland security, community development, healthcare delivery, energy independence and efficiency, education, worker training, private sector investment, entrepreneurial activity, job creation, and economic growth and other national purpose

For more information, email Mark Wigfield at