The staff workshops exploring issues that are key in the development of a National Broadband Plan have provided a lot of information -- and pointed to the need for a lot more information. Now, the public is being asked to respond to the workshops by filing comments on the record with the FCC. A Public Notice issued today tells how to do that - but the easiest way is to use the FCC's form to file brief comments, noting the name of the workshop with your comments. You can file more extensive comments by entering docket number 09-51 the first field of this form and including your comments in an attachment. You should also state the name of the workshop in your comments - and fill in other required fields in the form as well. More extensive instructions are in the Public Notice.
There are deadlines. Responses to workshops held from August 6 to August 20 should be filed by September 15. Reponses to workshops held from Aug. 25-Sept. 15 should be filed by Oct. 2. And responses for workshops being held from Sept. 16 to Oct. 20 should be filed by Oct. 30.
Filing comments is a key way to be heard at the FCC. So take some time now to submit your thoughts about the workshops, for the record.