Congress takes deep dive into the FCC's broadband plan

Now that Congress has been able to get an initial look at the FCC's broadband plan, the House Subcommittee on Communications this week is going to examine how it addresses the "broadband availability gap."

This Thursday's "The National Broadband Plan: Deploying Quality Broadband Services to the Last Mile" hearing is one of many the subcommittee will hold to review specific elements of the plan. This week the focus will center on chapters 4, 6 and 8 that relate to the broadband plan's availability provisions.

The subcommittee will talk with the FCC about how the broadband plan addresses what effect universal service, pole attachments and rights of way, municipal networks, speed and price and competition policy issues have on expanding broadband services to "underserved" and "unserved" communities.

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