The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and
co-founder of Public Knowledge:
“We commend Chairman Rick Boucher in his call for the Federal
Communications Commission to set ambitious broadband goals. Universal
availability at sufficiently high speeds are achievements to which the
Commission’s broadband plan should aim. We hope the Commission
heeds Chairman Boucher’s advice and thinks in bigger and broader
terms as it works through the final stages of its broadband plan.
“At the same time, we were pleased to see the announcement of the
first set of broadband stimulus grants. These are the types of projects
that will help the Commission achieve the goals that Chairman Boucher
suggested. The first wave of grants will help Internet connectivity in
rural areas. We look forward to projects that will aid urban areas as
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