The Federal Communications Commission is expected tomorrow to issue its latest findings in the deployment of broadband services.
The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:
“We expect tomorrow to see for the first time a realistic assessment of the state of broadband services in the United States. Until now, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued reports finding the state of broadband was acceptable, even as other nations were passing us by.
“The fact that a large percentage of the population simply has access to broadband, and slow broadband at that, is not acceptable. That would be like saying that everyone has access to food if there is one grocery store in a town.
“In order for our economy to grow and for jobs to be created, we need a vibrant, competitive, innovative broadband industry. The FCC recognizes that. We need as well for the FCC to be able to set realistic rules of the road for broadband in order for any positive changes to come about in making sure everyone is connected to high-speed Internet services. The FCC recognizes that as well, as do many of those who filed comments and signed petitions that were sent to the Commission.”
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