FCC: National broadband plan fraught with challenges

At its status report session to the commission yesterday, the FCC's broadband czar Blair Levin said the agency will have "lots more [broadband] workshops" in the coming month in addition to field hearings as the agency crafts the broadband plan it has to submit to Congress next February. The FCC kicked off a series of 18 workshops at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 6, a process that will continue through Sept. 3. To date, the FCC has held 16 broadband workshops. Levin said he's planning other new workshops on content, cyber security and civil rights in addition to various field hearings.   

Still, Levin admitted that getting that broadband plan done won't be easy. He cited concerns over an ‘imbalance' of resources to complete the plan on time and overall broadband demand.

For more:
- Broadcasting and Cable has this article

Related articles
FCC kicks off national broadband plan workshops
FCC seeks insight on international broadband trends
FCC set to tackle national broadband plan

Suggested Articles

France and Germany are teaming up to jointly create a cloud-computing ecosystem that would challenge AWS, Microsoft and Google, according to Reuters.

Calix has teamed up with Spirent for a single lab that speeds up testing cycles while lowering powering and capex.

VMware announced on Thursday that it has struck a deal to buy network security vendor Lastline for an undisclosed sum.