Federal Communications Commission

What the National Broadband Plan Does for National Priorities

November 10th, 2010 by Thomas Brown

Yesterday, Senior Advisor to the Chairman on Broadband Phoebe Yang and members of the FCC’s Omnibus Broadband Initiative presented to the Federal Communications Bar Association on recent progress on some of the “national purposes” recommendations in the Plan. These “national purposes” include issues like health, education and energy.

You can check out their presentation here.

3 Responses to “What the National Broadband Plan Does for National Priorities”

  1. WLPMegan says:

    Widespread broadband is going to prove to be one of the most useful tool in creating an ethos where American's can compete with other developed countries like Asia. Considering the transition to National Health Care we will need a repository of medical information that can be utilized nationwide and we need broadband everywhere to achieve this. The use of "smart grid" technology needs to be implemented, it will save consumers money on energy cost and also help our environment, and prevent a potential energy crisis, or power grid failures. It would be great if we could see some of these projects on the website and if more collaboration could be fostered between similar projects.

  2. Michael Ponder Jr says:

    I hope it does not take TOO long to get broadband everywhere..
    I was hoping 4G might be the answer.... but then i read that it's not unlimited...or won't be truely unlimited... ever.. so.. it's gonna be another BS service like 3G......great at first... then everyone and their grandmother gets on it.. and they decided that it's too much strain, and they put caps on it...
    SO the only real hope is that some how.. wired broadband gets to where i live........ but it is taking WAY too long...

  3. MA-CT-Disc-Jockeys-Massachusetts says:

    Very cool. I cannot wait until broadband is as common as telephone poles. We are so behind the rest of the world when it comes to this.

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