Federal Communications Commission

Broadband Plan Countdown

February 17th, 2010 by Eric Garr - General Manager, Omnibus Broadband Initiative

In less than a month, the FCC will send the National Broadband Plan to Congress.  Earlier this week, Chairman Genachowski kicked off a countdown to that day by outlining some of the plan’s highlights.  Over the next 27 days, Chairman Genachowski, other Commissioners, and the broadband team members will continue to talk about how the plan is shaping up and the direction it’s heading.  Why start talking about it now? One reason is that the plan is so sweeping and so comprehensive that it makes sense to begin to familiarize the public with some of the concepts behind it. How are we thinking about the plan? What are some of the tools it will use to help make broadband universal and affordable? How can the plan make broadband an integral tool for addressing the nation’s priorities? We’ll keep you up to date on this blog, on twitter, on Facebook, on YouTube and on the web as we prepare to culminate our year-long dialogue on broadband with the release of a plan.


5 Responses to “Broadband Plan Countdown”

  1. Michael Ponder Jr says:

    I am mentally disabled.. i live out in the middle of nowhere, i thrive by reaching out to people i can relate to over the web but theirs no REAL broadband here, i hope when the plan takes effect that i will be able to get real broadband where i live, it is taking too long for my phone company Verizon to get off their butts and do anything, so i guess the government has to.

  2. Guest says:

    We can't get any broadband in my area yet both Time Warner Cable and AT&T by passes us in Pembroke NC 28372! This is what it all boils down to it's outright discrimination against us! Futher more Time Warner Cable claims that it'd cost $5000 to run their lines to my home that's a lie!

  3. Valerie Fast Horse says:

    FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is a man after my heart! First open Internet Rules, then net neutrality, and now a national Broadband Strategy that includes 100 Mbps to the home! Woo-Hoo! I love it that we have an FCC Chairman who can spell I.T. and mean IT!

  4. Guest says:

    Same here in Holly Ridge NC. Time Warner 1/4 of a mile away. won't come in.
    The telephone company is as worthless as is possible( Sprint, Embark and now century link.. That century is the 19 th) The only thing they are good for is processing your bill. And they screw that up.

  5. Guest says:

    I am interested in possibly using your service, can you tell me if I would be in an experimental area? My location is Cincinnati, OH 45236. Thanks

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