The House this afternoon passed on voice vote legislation (HR 3919) that would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update collection of data on the deployment of high-speed Internet services.
The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge: “This bill is a vital building block to a more informed broadband policy. The FCC for too long has used antiquated measurements to give an unrealistic picture of which areas have access to needed broadband services and which do not. We commend Chairman Markey and his colleagues for their leadership.”
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