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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Says Title II Reclassification of Broadband On The Table

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WASHINGTON, September 18, 2014 – During a House Small Business Committee meeting on Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler comfortably discoursed on his years as a small business owner. The hearing covered topics including broadband’s impact on small businesses, that lack of rural broadband competition and network neutrality. The FCC “will continue to orient universal service support to broadband,” Wheeler said.

Wheeler told the committee that the agency aimed to increase its definition of minimum broadband speed from 4 Megabits per second (Mbps) to 10 Mbps. On the question of ways to enforce net neutrality rules, Wheeler said that public utility reclassification of broadband under “Title II [of the Communications Act] is very much a topic of conversation and very much on the table.”

 

Broadband's Impact

Congress Must Prioritize Connectivity in Underserved Areas Over Higher Speeds

A House hearing debated the need for broadband and the higher speed thresholds currently before Congress.

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Jim Hagedorn, R-Minnesota

WASHINGTON, September 18, 2014 – During a House Small Business Committee meeting on Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler comfortably discoursed on his years as a small business owner. The hearing covered topics including broadband’s impact on small businesses, that lack of rural broadband competition and network neutrality. The FCC “will continue to orient universal service support to broadband,” Wheeler said.

Wheeler told the committee that the agency aimed to increase its definition of minimum broadband speed from 4 Megabits per second (Mbps) to 10 Mbps. On the question of ways to enforce net neutrality rules, Wheeler said that public utility reclassification of broadband under “Title II [of the Communications Act] is very much a topic of conversation and very much on the table.”

 

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Broadband's Impact

Symmetrical Gigabit Internet Attracting Business, Municipalities Attest

Municipalities are raving about gigabit internet speeds as key to attracting businesses to their cities.

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Brittany Smith of the Gig East Exchange

WASHINGTON, September 18, 2014 – During a House Small Business Committee meeting on Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler comfortably discoursed on his years as a small business owner. The hearing covered topics including broadband’s impact on small businesses, that lack of rural broadband competition and network neutrality. The FCC “will continue to orient universal service support to broadband,” Wheeler said.

Wheeler told the committee that the agency aimed to increase its definition of minimum broadband speed from 4 Megabits per second (Mbps) to 10 Mbps. On the question of ways to enforce net neutrality rules, Wheeler said that public utility reclassification of broadband under “Title II [of the Communications Act] is very much a topic of conversation and very much on the table.”

 

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Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Digital Equity Act

Sen. Murray re-introduces bi-partisan that would provide grants to states pushing for digital equity.

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Patty Murray, D-Washington

WASHINGTON, September 18, 2014 – During a House Small Business Committee meeting on Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler comfortably discoursed on his years as a small business owner. The hearing covered topics including broadband’s impact on small businesses, that lack of rural broadband competition and network neutrality. The FCC “will continue to orient universal service support to broadband,” Wheeler said.

Wheeler told the committee that the agency aimed to increase its definition of minimum broadband speed from 4 Megabits per second (Mbps) to 10 Mbps. On the question of ways to enforce net neutrality rules, Wheeler said that public utility reclassification of broadband under “Title II [of the Communications Act] is very much a topic of conversation and very much on the table.”

 

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