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Speeding Ahead: 2011 Broadband Progress Report

March 17, 2011

This week’s one-year anniversary of the National Broadband Plan has sparked some discussion in telecom policy circles about where the FCC stands with regard to implementing each of the recommendations.  But in reviewing the list and checking it twice, we should first not lose sight of tremendous changes that continue to renew and revitalize our…

Good News on Broadband Speeds

October 19, 2010

Earlier this month, Ookla, the company responsible for Speedtest.net (one of the two online speed tests available on the FCC’s website Broadband.gov), started publishing a “Household Promise Index” that is designed to measure the gap between actual and advertised “up to” broadband speeds.  The results?  On average, Ookla reports that U.S. consumers are receiving roughly…

Free Press Didn’t Invent the Internet – But They Do Want to Re-Define It

May 7, 2010

Yesterday, FCC Chairman Genachowski announced his intent to launch a proceeding exploring a new regulatory framework for broadband services.  Since then, there’s been lots of commentary from industry (including our own statement here), Wall Street analysts, and pro-regulation advocates. Amidst all the storm and fury, I want to highlight an important passage in Chairman Genachowski’s…