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 http://www.finitytech.com/wordpress/?p=75 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 http://connectedplanetonline.com/commentary/national-broadband-dreamin-0324/

Excerpt:

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 http://www.broadband.gov/ with lots of information, FAQs, and detailed looks at the NBP

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

-Andy

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