Articles posted in the ‘Broadband Plan Commentary’ Category

Experts Discuss National Broadband Plan at the Broadband Breakfast Club

Broadband Data, Broadband Plan Commentary, Broadband TV, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, Wireless March 17th, 2011

WASHINGTON March 17, 2011 – On the one-year anniversary of the announcement of the National Broadband Plan, Broadband Breakfast gathered key industry experts to offer criticism and discuss the government’s implementation of the plan.

The National Broadband Plan: A One-Year Update from

FCC: We Will Regulate Broadband

Broadband Plan Commentary, Expert Opinion, FCC, National Broadband Plan June 23rd, 2010

Since the dust has settled from a stinging defeat in federal court, the FCC has decided to move on its own to settle the broadband regulation dispute.

Roadmap to Broadband Adoption Conference: Adoption Paradox Panel

Broadband Plan Commentary, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan June 22nd, 2010

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2010 – Consumer Research Director for the Federal Communications Commission John Horrigan led a panel on broadband adoption at the Roadmap for Broadband Adoption conference sponsored by Broadband for America. Horrigan detailed the new data obtained via a large scale phone survey which contacted over 5,000 people that purposefully oversampled non-adopters to obtain detailed data. The sample showed that price was still the main reason why individuals do not adopt with 15% of respondents claiming the monthly fee is too high for them along in addition the cost of the hardware is too expensive and the fees are too high.

Set-Top-Box Revisited: How does the Gateway solution increase competition?

Broadband Plan Commentary, Expert Opinion, FCC, National Broadband Plan April 30th, 2010

The FCC seems determined in revisiting and repairing the current CableCard rules fiasco in which it chose to mandate a universal Set-Top-Box for Cable, Telco, and DBS providers. Where does a solution lie, and is the FCC going down another road of improbable acceptance?

The Bottom Line: Court Decision on Comcast Vs FCC

Broadband Plan Commentary, Broadband's Impact, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality April 10th, 2010

The implications of the United States Court of Appeals decision to vacate FCC order in Comcast appeal.

Ford Foundation President Urges Grant-Makers to Enter Broadband Arena

Broadband Plan Commentary, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Universal Service April 8th, 2010

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2010 – Ford Foundation President Luis Ubiñas is urging foundations and other grant-makers to dive into the broadband issue to help expansion and adoption of high-speed Internet access throughout the United States.

How can Residential Gateways spur Competition?

Broadband Plan Commentary, Expert Opinion, FCC, National Broadband Plan April 2nd, 2010

In a proposed Network Gateway-NOI and CableCARD NPRM, the commission is seeking input on how to best rework the CableCARD rules to make Set-Top-Boxes more universal in nature and easier for consumers to connect and network throughout the home to any video provider offerings. The question remains; is the FCC suited to take on another attempt to create competition within the Set-Top-Box market? Or should it leave this to market forces?

Broadband Plan Commentary: Ball State University

Broadband Plan Commentary, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan, States, Wireless March 30th, 2010

Testing prototypes. Assisting another university with a campus-wide wireless network. Delving into telecommunications policies. Investigating broadband’s impact on the economy. All are examples of Ball State University’s pioneering work with wireless broadband Internet access.

Former FCC Commissioner Says Leave Broadband to Business, Not Government

Broadband Plan Commentary, Broadband Stimulus, Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, States, Transparency March 30th, 2010

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2010 – Deborah Taylor Tate, a former commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, lauds some of the agency’s National Broadband Plan, but cautions that government should stay focused on “light touch” policies that spur innovation.

Broadband Plan Commentary: The Transmission Project

Broadband Plan Commentary, Expert Opinion, National Broadband Plan March 29th, 2010

The Transmission Project congratulates the Federal Communications Commission on its formal release of a National Broadband Plan. We honor the Commission for its planning approach, making sure that voices inside and outside of Washington, D.C., were included in the process using a range of media, including in-person conversation.

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