Broadband: FCC Should Analyze Small Business Speed Needs, Report to Congressional Addressees [open pdf - 4MB]
From the Highlights: "Small businesses are essential to economic growth by creating jobs and promoting economic opportunity. Broadband is a critical tool for small businesses, with increasing importance due to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 requires FCC [Federal Communications Commission] to encourage and support broadband access through funding and other actions. This report responds to a provision in the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 as well as a request for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to examine broadband for small businesses. Among other objectives, this report examines (1) small business access to broadband and how federal broadband funding programs may serve small businesses; and (2) the extent to which FCC's broadband speed benchmark meets the needs of small businesses."
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/