On April 21, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission released a Notice of Inquiry that seeks to better serve the goals of Congress in creating a competitive retail market for navigation devices for use with multichannel video programming distributors (MVPD).
The Federal Communications Commission is seeking public input on the methodology SamKnows proposes to adopt to put more information in the hands of broadband consumers, promote meaningful competition, and generate more and better consumer choices.
Congress should consider enacting "dig once" legislation applying to all future federally funded projects along rights-of-way (including sewers, power transmission facilities, rail, pipelines, bridges, tunnels and roads).
Recommendation #52 FCC Chapter: 6.7 The Department of Transportation should make federal financing of highway, road and bridge projects contingent on states and localities allowing joint deployment of conduits by qualified parties.
The Federal Communications Commission should establish a joint task force with state, Tribal and local policymakers to craft
guidelines for rates, terms and conditions for access to public rights-of-way.
The Federal Communications Commission should establish a comprehensive timeline for each step of the Section 224 access process and reform the process for resolving disputes regarding infrastructure access.