National Broadband Plan

The overall goal of the National Broadband Plan (NBP), which was released on March 16, 2010, is to ensure that all Americans have access to affordable broadband Internet access and have the skills necessary to take advantage of it.  But while many hailed the efforts of the FCC in developing the NBP, concerns have been raised that limited funding will result in unserved and underserved communities being left behind.  As Congress and the FCC take steps to implement the NBP, NATOA will continue to bring its members the latest information of how these actions will affect your communities.

For more information, and to read the NBP in its entirety, go to:  

FCC Releases Working Paper on Broadband Satisfaction

The FCC has released a December 2010 report discussing the findings of an April 2010 survey concerning consumers’ attitudes toward their home Internet service.  The survey was conducted pursuant to the National Broadband Plan’s pledge that the FCC would undertake such a survey to better understand consumers’ levels of satisfaction with various aspects of their broadband service.  Not surprisingly, the survey found that consumers reported more satisfaction with the speed and reliability of their service rather than with cost. You can read the entire report here. 

NATOA Broadband Principles

NATOA’s own Broadband Principles support and strengthen our resolve to help our nation achieve the broadband capacity and access it needs for the future.  Review the Broadband Principles here.