TELECOMMUNICATIONS: National Broadband Plan Reflects the Experiences of Leading Countries, but Implementation Will Be Challenging

Goldstein, Mark L.
October 2010
GAO Reports;10/12/2010, preceding p2
Government Document
The article presents a study on national broadband telecommunication conducted by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in the U.S. It discusses the service for broadband Internet as crucial to a country's basic structure and economic development. It notes on the adoption of broadband service as policy targets reflected in the National Broadband Plan released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in March 2010.


Related Articles

  • Is the Industry Competitive? Alleven, Monica // Wireless Week;Jul2011, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p4 

    The article discusses the tough competition in the U.S. wireless industry. It examines the Fifteenth Report released by the Federal Communications & Commission which indicates that 89.6% of the population has access to five or more mobile broadband providers. It relates strategies implement by...

  • D-Block comments begin rolling in 'Just give it away,' argues one exec. Silva, Jeffrey // RCR Wireless News;6/2/2008, Vol. 27 Issue 17, p1 

    The article reports on the June 20, 2008, deadline for public comment on D-Block revisions by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and mentions that the agency has begun receiving suggestions from industry, public safety and academics. Most filings focus on how D-Block rules can be...

  • Now We Know. Sumner, David // QST;Aug2009, Vol. 93 Issue 8, p9 

    The article focuses on the studies of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the interference of Broadband over Power Line (BPL) systems to radio services. It states that the BPL rules written by FCC staff in response to the request of ARRL Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) have been...

  • Rules and Regulations: FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION.  // Federal Register (National Archives & Records Service, Office of;4/15/2013, Vol. 78 Issue 72, p22198 

    The article presents a final rule issued by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission regarding a petition addressed by the Wireline Competition Bureau (WBC) for reconsideration and clarification filed by the U.S. Telecom Association. It states that WBC waives specific aspects of the reporting...

  • FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION.  // Federal Register (National Archives & Records Service, Office of;2/ 7/2013, Vol. 78 Issue 26, p9020 

    The article reports that the U.S. Wireline Competition Bureau is seeking for comments on issues related to the implementation of the Remote Areas Fund by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It states that interested parties could file their comments on or before February 19, 2013,...

  • FCC Deal On The Line. Hatch, David // National Journal;7/24/2010, p15 

    The article discusses the creation of broadband-related legislation in the U.S. It states that Congress members, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and representatives of the telecommunications industry have met to fast track the said legislation but have encountered difficulty getting...

  • Cuba: could there be a 'cigars-for-bandwith' proposal in its future?  // Wire Journal International;Feb2016, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p16 

    The article reports on the future development plans of Ministry of Communications for the Republic of Cuba. It includes the rumor proposals on building the north-south undersea cable between the U.S. and Cuba, finished construction of 950-mile fiber-optic cable system on Florida ad U.S. Navy...

  • Proposed Rules: FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION.  // Federal Register (National Archives & Records Service, Office of;7/10/2013, Vol. 78 Issue 132, p41343 

    The article presents notice from the Federal Communications Commission regarding its proposed rulemaking in the U.S. It provides summary and supplementary information of the rulemaking that focused on the allocation of the 14.0 - 14.5 gigahertz (GHz) band to permit operation of an air-ground...

  • EPB Petitions FCC To Enable Local Broadband Choice.  // Fiber Optics Weekly Update;7/25/2014, Vol. 34 Issue 30, p1 

    The article reports that utility and telecommunications company EPB sent a petition to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow neighboring communications to access its gigabit-powered high-speed broadband service. Topics cited include a Tennessee law that limits EPB to render...


Read the Article

Other Topics