Originally published: December 18, 2010
Last updated: December 18, 2010 - 10:00pm
[Commentary] Settles responds to Blair Levin's defense of the National Broadband Plan saying that Levin's perspective is weighted toward 1) consumers and 2) subsidy issues. Subsequently, respective comments need to be viewed and responded to with that in mind. Settles worries less about whether communities have enough capacity for entertainment and general access (4 or 5 Mbps), and more about will the network transform communities (hundreds of Mbps and gigabits per second). A network that transforms a community will take care of individuals’ less serious needs. The reverse probably isn't going to happen.
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