Originally published: September 26, 2009
Last updated: September 26, 2009 - 4:23pm
After meeting with Blair Levin, the Federal Communications Commission policymaker leading efforts to devise a National Broadband Plan, Comcast has sent the FCC a list of ideas on addressing barriers to broadband adoption.
Some of the ideas, Comcast believes, could be accomplished by the Commission acting on its own or encouraging others to do so, while some would require coordination among several agencies, and some would require Congressional action.
1) Fund initiatives around the nation to encourage broadband usage and digital literacy.
2) Promote public-private partnerships that help provide low cost computers to children who do not have them.
3) Recommend new tax credits and federal funding mechanisms to support broadband adoption.
4) Permit agencies to direct funds towards broadband-based services and programs.
5) Fund a Department of Energy Study on "Standards for Monitoring, Measurement and Reporting of Carbon Footprint Mitigation Through the Use of De-Materialization Methods" (such as telework/telecommuting).
6) Provide tax incentives for telework.
7) Fund the development of home energy efficiency measuring systems.
8) Increase funding for a national education awareness campaign.
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