FCC proposes higher speed goals (100/20 Mbps) for USF providers

Mike Hammett nanog at ics-il.net
Sat May 28 20:06:24 UTC 2022

Most households have no practical use for more than 25 megs. More is better, but let's not just throw money into a fire because of a marketing machine. 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 


----- Original Message -----

From: "Aaron Wendel" <aaron at wholesaleinternet.net> 
To: nanog at nanog.org 
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2022 1:49:13 PM 
Subject: Re: FCC proposes higher speed goals (100/20 Mbps) for USF providers 

The Fiber Broadband Association estimates that the average US household 
will need more than a gig within 5 years. Why not just jump it to a gig 
or more? 

On 5/23/2022 1:40 PM, Sean Donelan wrote: 
> https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-proposes-higher-speed-goals-small-rural-broadband-providers-0 
> The Federal Communications Commission voted [May 19, 2022] to seek 
> comment on a proposal to provide additional universal service support 
> to certain rural carriers in exchange for increasing deployment to 
> more locations at higher speeds. The proposal would make changes to 
> the Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM) program, with the 
> goal of achieving widespread deployment of faster 100/20 Mbps 
> broadband service throughout the rural areas served by rural carriers 
> currently receiving A-CAM support. 

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