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FCC Claims It Has "Fixed" Broadband Deployment Issues

Posted by Andrew Regitsky

Feb 9, 2018 9:45:00 AM

Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act requires the FCC to determine and report annually on “whether advanced telecommunications capability is being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion.” The Commission began this year's determination last August when it released a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) in Docket 17-199. That NOI received a tremendous amount of negative industry attention when the Commission made three controversial proposals:

First, the Commission proposed to make the availability of either fixed or mobile broadband in an area sufficient to meet the requirement that broadband is available;

Second, the Commission proposed to continue the current speed benchmark of 25 Mbps download, 3 Mbps upload (25 Mbps/3 Mbps) for fixed broadband, while establishing for the first time a mobile speed benchmark of 10 Mbps/1 Mbps.

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Topics: CCMI, FCC, ISPs, CRA, Open Internet, congress, congressional review, commissions order, internet freedom order, internet freedom, Broadband, broadband deployment advisory committee, wireless broadband, broadband report, telecommunications act, broadband deployment

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