ISPs Respond to FCC National Broadband Plan
Yesterday, the FCC submitted its National Broadband Plan to Congress. The basis of the Plan is that six goals must be met in the next decade by the ISPs in America. Such goals include internet for every American and a minimum of 100 million U.S. homes with affordable access to 100Mbps down and 50Mbps up broadband. A few of the major ISPs in America responded to the plan, virtually all having good things to say about it. Glenn Britt, the president, chairman, and CEO of Time Warner Cable, says his company will work with the FCC to ensure its goals are met and that Time Warner shares the same goals in the long run. Both Verizon and Comcast echo the sentiments from Time Warner and Verizon even offers praise for the heads of the FCC that got the Plan rolling. The CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, has similar words though he goes on to say that America will achieve the goal of broadband for all by choice and not chance.
I am all in favor of broadband for a big portion of the population of the country. I am sure we are all tired of the high prices we pay for a decently fast connection, although people in other countries enjoy much faster internet at a similar or even cheaper price in some cases. Here is to hoping the National Broadband Plan sees proper fruition.