Originally published: November 17, 2009
Last updated: November 17, 2009 - 4:36pm
The current experience with and future possibilities of advanced fiber networks will be the topic of a staff workshop at the Federal Communications Commission Thursday. The goal of the workshop will be to understand fiber and partial fiber networks that operate at speeds of 100 megabits per second and faster as solutions for public institutions, small-to-medium-sized enterprises, "middle mile" transport of data in rural areas, and homes. Open to the public, the workshop is intended to gather data and information for the development of a National Broadband Plan.