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FCC faces steep challenge in developing national broadband policy


Input from stakeholders features discord, widely differing opinions

By Doug Adams, Knight Center of Digital Excellence

Benton Editorial
Benton Editorial

A First Step to Our National Broadband Plan

by Charles Benton

With the rush to implement the broadband-related provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, little attention has been paid to a provision of the 2008 Farm Bill with requires the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Agriculture to craft a comprehensive rural broadband strategy. This plan is due to Congress this Spring and the FCC has requested public input.

Benton Editorial
Benton Editorial

Let's get to Work on Criteria for NTIA Grant Awards


By Charles Benton

The Recovery Act establishes several considerations for awarding grants under the national Telecommunications and Information Administration's new Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). The NTIA is to consider whether an application to deploy infrastructure in an area --

Benton Editorial

Writing an Effective Public Interest Rule for NTIA Broadband Grant Eligibility


By Charles Benton
This blog became the basis for a Benton filing

Benton Editorial

Let's Get to Work on the Role of the States in the NTIA Broadband Grant Program


By Charles Benton
This blog became the basis for a Benton filing

Benton Editorial

Let's Get to Work on the Purposes of the Broadband Grant Program


By Charles Benton
This blog became the basis for a Benton filing

Many Voices, Many Eyes Needed

By Charles Benton

Benton Editorial

A Gift to the Nation

Charles Benton

We have just a few days left in 2008, but there's still time for the Federal Communications Commission to give us a gift and correct a great error made on Election Day. There's overwhelming consensus that we should be moving to universal, affordable broadband. Here's how the FCC could set us on that course.