"[E]ven discounting for some of the differences in nations ahead of us, one thing is clear - we are not number 1. America needs a better plan. Unfortunately, we are still at the stage that having any broadband plan at all would represent an improvement."
"[T]he overarching goal of the Subcommittee's agenda is to fashion together a policy blueprint to make broadband service ubiquitous and affordable broadband for every American. Our end goal will be consumer choice, affordability, high bandwidth speeds, full build-out, high quality of service, and an open architecture that supports Internet freedom -- in short, an infrastructure for the 21st Century."
-- Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) Feb 1, 2007 in address to Consumer Federation of America's Consumer Assembly (http://markey.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2577&Itemid=141)