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FCC Releases Broadband Progress Report

May 24, 2011 1:20 PM
The FCC released its latest Broadband Progress Report to Congress on May 20th.  In the report, the Commission concludes that approximately 26 million Americans, mainly in rural communities, lack access to broadband and the economic benefits high-speed services can provide.  The report also found that nearly one-third of Americans do not subscribe to broadband even though available.  Of special interest to NATOA members, the report notes that limited broadband capacity to anchor institutions, such as schools and libraries, indicates that broadband is not being reasonable and timely deployed.

Some members of Congress, industry officials, and even one FCC Commissioner downplay the report’s findings, claiming that broadband is being reasonably and timely deployed to all Americans. Click here to read the entire report.