The National Broadband Plan

Last week the National Broadband Plan (NBP) was released by the FCC. I have a special interest in this plan due to my work on the Information Technology and Communications committee for the National League of Cities.  On December 2007 our committee released a resolution calling for a National Broadband Plan. See my post with the resolution.

Now that the plan is finally out, people are reviewing, criticizing and applauding it. One article that does a good job understanding the aspirational nature of this plan can be found at


The NBP asserts that broadband is the first 21st century national infrastructure play, on par the with grand projects of the 19th and 20th centuries — the transcontinental railroad, rural electrification, universally available telephone, radio and television services, and the interstate highway system.

If you are really interested in finding out more, go to with lots of information, FAQs, and detailed looks at the NBP

I’d love to hear your thoughts!


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