ABSTRACT

National Broadband Plan [July 9, 2010]   [open pdf - 345KB]

"On March 16, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan. Mandated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA, P.L. 111-5), the FCC's National Broadband Plan (NBP) is a 360-page document composed of 17 chapters containing 208 specific recommendations directed to the FCC, to the Executive Branch (both to individual agencies and to Administration as a whole), to Congress, and to nonfederal and nongovernmental entities. The ARRA specified that the NBP should 'seek to ensure that all people of the United States have access to broadband capability.' The NBP identified significant gaps in broadband availability and adoption in the United States. In order to address these gaps and other challenges, the NBP set six specific goals to be achieved by the year 2020. These six goals are discussed further in this report, and an outline of the NBP is provided at the end of this report."

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CRS Report for Congress, R41324
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2010-07-09
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