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The FCC's Development of a Proposed National Broadband Plan
The US Broadband Coalition
Baller Herbst Work in Support of a National Broadband Strategy
Support for a National Broadband Strategy
Why We Need a Comprehensive National Broadband Strategy
- President Barack Obama
- Senator John McCain
- Then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
- Former Senator John Edwards
- Senator Rockefeller's S. Res. 191, establishing a national goal to bring, by 2015,
universal and affordable access to broadband networks with the capability of
transmitting data at 100 megabits per second, bidirectionally, and calling upon
Congress and the President to develop a strategy, enact legislation, and develop
policies to accomplish this objective
- Reps. Eshoo - Markey - Doyle H. Res. 1292 calling for a 100 Megabit Nation by 2015
- Senator Durbin on YouTube introduces his online series to develop legislation
to establish a National Broadband Strategy
- Senator John Kerry calls lack of clear national broadband policy "indefensible"
- Rep. Ed Markey: "America currently suffers from the lack of an overarching
- Senator Lieberman's bill "The National Broadband Strategy Act of 2002"
- Fiber to the Home Council
- NATOA, NACO, USCM and NLC
- US Conference of Mayors Resolution #104 (June 24, 2008)
- City of Boston (and Cities of Chicago, Miami and San Francisco) (June 26, 2008)
- Brookings Institution
- Benton Foundation
- Public Knowledge
- Communications Workers of America
- Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
- Center for Creative Voices in Media
- Open Access Coalition
- Free Press, Consumers Union and Consumers Federation of America
- Center for American Progress
- Internet Innovation Association
- San Jose Mercury News
- Chaffee Fiber Optics: "Fiber and America's Broadband Future" (video of workshop)
(November 5, 2005)
- Harvard's Berkman Center, "Next Generation Connectivity: A Review of Broadband
Internet Transitions and Policies Around the World" (October 2009)
- "Report of the US Broadband Coalition on a National Broadband Strategy"
- Oxford Said Business School: "Global Broadband Quality Study Shows
Progress, Highlights Broadband Quality Gap" (September 2009) (US 15th
in broadband quality)
- Free Press: "Dismantling Digital Regulation: Toward a National Broadband
Strategy" (May 2009)
- Robert Atkinson, et. al, "The Need for Speed: The Importance of Next-Generation
Broadband Networks" (March 2009)
- Congressional Research Service, "The Evolving Broadband Infrastructure: Expansion,
Applications, and Regulation" (February 2009)
- Congressional Research Service, "Infrastructure Programs: What's Different About
Broadband" (January 2009)
- John Windhausen, "A Plan to Extend Super-Fast Broadband Connections to All
Americans" (February 2009)
- Commissioner Michael Copps at P&F Conference (June 2008)
- US 15th in OECD in broadband penetration, 14th in advertised download speed,
9th in FTTH,
11th in average price/Mbps, 18th in price/fastest tier,
17th in growth (May 2008)
- US ranks 15th in ITIF's composite ranking (penetration + price +speed) (May 2008)
- Tim Wu, "Jump Starting Our Tech Policy" (April 2008)
- Dirk van der Woude, Presentation at F2C (March 2008)
- Philip Weiser, Aspen Institute: "A Framework For a National Broadband Policy"
- John Windhausen, EDUCAUSE: "A Blueprint for Big Broadband" (January 2008)
- Mark Lloyd, Center for American Progress: "Ubiquity Requires Redundancy:
The Case for Federal Investment in Broadband" (January 2008)
- New York State Universal Broadband Strategy (December 2007)
- Robert Atkinson: "Framing a National Broadband Policy" (January 2008)
- Peter Orme: "Japan Eyes 10 Gigs by 2010 as United States Sweats 200 Kbps"
- Report of the California Broadband Task Force (January 2008)
- Benton Foundation: Universal Affordable Broadband for All Americans (December 2007)
- Dirk van der Woude: FTTX in Europe (November 2007)
- Japan MIC Report (October 2007)
- Commissioner Michael Copps Before Senate Small Business Committee
- Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein Before Senate Small Business Committee
- Jim Baller, "A National Broadband Strategy: 'Make No Small Plans'" (September 2007)
- New Zealand: Defining Broadband Aspirations (September 2007)
- New Zealand Needs Nationwide FTTH (September 2007)
- Washington Post, "Japan's Warp-Speed Ride" (August 2007)
- FCC Commissioner Michael Copps interview on Bill Moyers Journal (August 2007)
- FCC Commissioner Michael Copps: "America's Internet Disconnect"
- Commissioner Adelstein responds to criticisms of OECD data
- FTTH Prism's Dave Chaffee on US fiber needs (August 2007)
- Comptroller General David Walker compares the US to Rome during its decline from
greatness (August 2007)
- Business Week: France's superior approach to broadband deployment (July 2007)
- Free Press (Derek Turner) refutes criticisms of OECD data (July 2007)
- Crandall, Lehr, and Litan: "The Effects of Broadband Deployment on Output and
Employment: A Cross-sectional Analysis of U.S. Data" (June 2007)
- Schement, Horrigan and Lacayo, "Universal Service for a Globally Competitive America"
- Communications Workers of America report on slow US data speeds
- China seeks to dominate cyberspace
- Robert Atkinson: "The Case for a National Broadband Policy"
- Horizon Project: "Report and Recommendations"
- Center for Creative Voices in Media: "The Case For Universal Broadband in America, Now"
- Susan Crawford: FCC and Congress asking wrong questions
- US 15th in ITU broadband ranking for 2005 (now dated)
- US drops to 25th in Point Topic survey of broadband penetration
(Point Topic covers more countries than OECD or ITU)
- 100 Mbps available nationwide in Singapore as of December 2006
- Why the US has no national broadband strategy
- Ben Scott's testimony to Senate Commerce Committee (4-24-07)
- "When it Comes to Broadband, U.S. Plays Follow the Leader"
- FTTH Council: "A 100 Megabit Nation by 2015"
- U.S. Department of Commerce: "Understanding Broadband Demand" (September 2002)
- Robert Atkinson: "The Role of Competition in a National Broadband Policy"
- Marc Strassman interview of Jim Carlini.
- Jim Baller: "The 'ConnectKentucky' Model: A Limited Step in the Right Direction"
Samples of National Broadband Planning in Other Nations
Opposition to a National Broadband Strategy
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