FCC Releases Tenth Broadband Inquiry NOI

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Tue Aug 5 21:13:59 UTC 2014


"""
Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, as amended (1996 Act), 
requires the Commission to determine and report annually on "whether advanced 
telecommunications capability is being deployed to all Americans in a 
reasonable and timely fashion".

1) This Notice of Inquiry (Inquiry) initiates the Commission’s assessment of 
the availability of advanced telecommunications capability to all Americans 
(including, in particular, elementary and secondary schools and classrooms).

2) In conducting this Inquiry, the Commission must “determine whether advanced 
telecommunications capability is being deployed to all Americans in a 
reasonable and timely fashion and, if the answer is negative, the Commission 
"shall take immediate action to accelerate deployment of such capability" 
through a variety of means.

3) In this Inquiry, we solicit data and information that will help the 
Commission make this determination.
"""

The PDF versions are at:

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-14-113A1.pdf
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-14-113A2.pdf
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-14-113A3.pdf
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-14-113A4.pdf

Unless I'm badly misreading this, in particular, if you have a problem
with the FCC's broadband penetration numbers being predicated on "this
zip has broadband because *these six houses on the north edge of town
have DSL*, then this is where your comments on that will get ignored.

(Their current cutoff, for those who did not know, is 4/1, so DSL
actually *does not qualify as broadband* for Section 706 purposes.)

Cheers,
-- jra
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