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Comments before the FCC on Broadband Deployment, filed on behalf of Free Press, Consumers Union, and Consumer Federation of America; Docket No. 07-45

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Publication Date: May 2007

Publisher(s): Consumer Federation of America; Free Press (Organization); Consumers Union of United States

Author(s): S. Derek Turner

Topic: Media, telecommunications, and information (Communication systems)

Keywords: U.S Broadband Market; Internet Policy; Universal Broadband; Telecommunications Act of 1996

Type: Other

Abstract:

This set of comments offers evidence to support the conclusion that the deployment of advanced telecommunications capability is not being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion. We detail how the Commission has ignored the statutory language of the Act (and ultimately the intent of Congress) in the past four Section 706 Reports by focusing on the deployment of non-dial-up Internet services, and not advanced telecommunications services as intended by The Act.