"It's great that we have a National Broadband Plan, but we have a long way to go before we have a great plan -- this joint analysis clearly identifies the key problem areas and provides constructive feedback for how to make much needed improvements," stated Sascha Meinrath, director of New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative. "The future of U.S. telecommunications will be determined by the outcomes of the FCC proceedings coming out of the National Broadband Plan -- thus, the stakes have never been higher for public interest groups to make their voices heard at the FCC."
Josh Silver, executive director of Free Press said, “In critical areas, this plan does not go far enough fast enough. In order to achieve the goals in the National Broadband Plan, the Commission will need to take immediate steps. Now is when the rubber meets the road for the National Broadband Plan.”
The joint analysis confronts nine key facets of the plan: goals and benchmarks, competition, universal service, adoption, spectrum, infrastructure, transparency, data collection and analysis, and jurisdiction. For each area, The National Broadband Plan: Unanswered Questions and Next Steps provides a three-fold analysis:
The National Broadband Plan: Unanswered Questions and Next Steps is available here:http://oti.newamerica.net/publications/policy/the_national_broadband_plan
More from the New America Foundation on the National Broadband Plan at:http://newamerica.net/nationalbroadbandplan
About the Open Technology Initiative:
New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative formulates policy and regulatory reforms to support open architectures and open source innovations and facilitates the development and implementation of open technologies and communications networks. For more information, visit:http://oti.newamerica.net.
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