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As Deadlines Approach, Government Focuses On Broadband Plan

WASHINGTON, December 28, 2009 – A Federal Communications Commission spokesman told Broadband Census News Monday that the agency is working hard to complete a national broadband plan to expand use of the technology in the next two months.

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WASHINGTON, December 28, 2009 – A Federal Communications Commission spokesman told Broadband Census News Monday that the agency is working hard to complete a national broadband plan to expand use of the technology in the next two months.

“The FCC is working hard to meet the Feb. 17 deadline set by Congress in the Recovery Act,” said the spokesman. Federal Communications Commission broadband advisor Blair Levin reportedly also said this week the FCC expects to meet the deadline, which was set forth under legislation President Obama signed into law on Feb. 17, 2009.

“The Recovery Act states that the National Broadband Plan shall seek to ensure all people of the United States have access to broadband capability and shall establish benchmarks for meeting that goal,” according to the FCC’s Web site Broadband.gov.

The planned deadlines are rapidly approaching. In January 2010 the FCC has said it will provide an update on opportunities to drive the national broadband agenda. In February, the FCC plans to consider plan recommendations before releasing its formal report to Congress on February 17, 2010.

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In Discussing ‘Broadband and the Biden Administration,’ Trump and Obama Transition Workers Praise Auctions

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WASHINGTON, December 28, 2009 – A Federal Communications Commission spokesman told Broadband Census News Monday that the agency is working hard to complete a national broadband plan to expand use of the technology in the next two months.

“The FCC is working hard to meet the Feb. 17 deadline set by Congress in the Recovery Act,” said the spokesman. Federal Communications Commission broadband advisor Blair Levin reportedly also said this week the FCC expects to meet the deadline, which was set forth under legislation President Obama signed into law on Feb. 17, 2009.

“The Recovery Act states that the National Broadband Plan shall seek to ensure all people of the United States have access to broadband capability and shall establish benchmarks for meeting that goal,” according to the FCC’s Web site Broadband.gov.

The planned deadlines are rapidly approaching. In January 2010 the FCC has said it will provide an update on opportunities to drive the national broadband agenda. In February, the FCC plans to consider plan recommendations before releasing its formal report to Congress on February 17, 2010.

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National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Plan Has Held Up Well, With Notable Downsides, Say Authors

Elijah Labby

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Photo of Blair Levin, former executive director of the National Broadband Plan, by New America used with permission

WASHINGTON, December 28, 2009 – A Federal Communications Commission spokesman told Broadband Census News Monday that the agency is working hard to complete a national broadband plan to expand use of the technology in the next two months.

“The FCC is working hard to meet the Feb. 17 deadline set by Congress in the Recovery Act,” said the spokesman. Federal Communications Commission broadband advisor Blair Levin reportedly also said this week the FCC expects to meet the deadline, which was set forth under legislation President Obama signed into law on Feb. 17, 2009.

“The Recovery Act states that the National Broadband Plan shall seek to ensure all people of the United States have access to broadband capability and shall establish benchmarks for meeting that goal,” according to the FCC’s Web site Broadband.gov.

The planned deadlines are rapidly approaching. In January 2010 the FCC has said it will provide an update on opportunities to drive the national broadband agenda. In February, the FCC plans to consider plan recommendations before releasing its formal report to Congress on February 17, 2010.

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Authors of the 2010 National Broadband Plan Say That a ‘Refresh’ Should Not Only Be Up to FCC

Adrienne Patton

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Photo of INCOMPAS policy summit panelists discussing the National Broadband Plan by Adrienne Patton

WASHINGTON, December 28, 2009 – A Federal Communications Commission spokesman told Broadband Census News Monday that the agency is working hard to complete a national broadband plan to expand use of the technology in the next two months.

“The FCC is working hard to meet the Feb. 17 deadline set by Congress in the Recovery Act,” said the spokesman. Federal Communications Commission broadband advisor Blair Levin reportedly also said this week the FCC expects to meet the deadline, which was set forth under legislation President Obama signed into law on Feb. 17, 2009.

“The Recovery Act states that the National Broadband Plan shall seek to ensure all people of the United States have access to broadband capability and shall establish benchmarks for meeting that goal,” according to the FCC’s Web site Broadband.gov.

The planned deadlines are rapidly approaching. In January 2010 the FCC has said it will provide an update on opportunities to drive the national broadband agenda. In February, the FCC plans to consider plan recommendations before releasing its formal report to Congress on February 17, 2010.

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