"On March 16, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released 'Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan'. The National Broadband Plan (NBP) identified significant gaps in broadband availability and adoption in the United States, and in order to address those gaps and other challenges, the NBP set specific goals to be achieved by the year 2020. Goals were set for next generation broadband service; universal broadband service; mobile wireless broadband innovation and coverage; broadband access of Community Anchor Institutions; a nationwide, wireless, interoperable broadband public safety network; and broadband for tracking energy consumption. Three years after the rollout of the NBP, available data indicate that there has been progress towards reaching the 2020 goals."
CRS Report for Congress, R43016