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National Broadband Plan: What Does It Mean to You?

The National Broadband Plan lays out a bold roadmap to America's future that culminates in a call for 100 Mbps to 100 million Americans by 2020. Although the intent is to stimulus economic growth, spur job creation, and boost key social initiatives, the challenges will be in the details of how Congress and the FCC choose to implement the program.

Public hearings are currently under way discussing a variety of aspects of this program. Continue to monitor this page for the latest information and news.

More Information about the National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Plan website

Calix National Broadband Plan Webinar, April 2010

Preface and Executive Summary (PDF)

FTTH Council Slides (PDF)

Webinar: New Rural Broadband Initiatives

Learn about a variety of new federal government programs designed to stimulate rural broadband development in this 1-hour webinar presented February 25, 2014.

View webinar recording

View webinar slides (PDF)

Broadband Initiatives:
Resources

A host of initiatives are under way nationally and around the world that are stimulating and measuring the proliferation of broadband services. The lists below are frequently updated and provide some useful resources in tracking broadband initiatives around the globe.

Google Fiber for Communities: http://www.google.com/appserve/fiberrfi/

Organizations Driving Broadband Deployment

National Association of Counties
The National Association of Counties represents the interests of county governments across the United States. It offers many resources on the policy aspects of broadband deployment.

National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors
The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors represents the interests of local governments in the communications area. NATOA's annual conference this year will be devoted to "Gigabit Communities."

Fiber to the Home Council
The Fiber to the Home Council promotes fiber networks and has been an advocate of community broadband initiatives since its inception in 2003.

Other Resources

Baller Herbst Community Broadband Page
The Baller Herbst Law Group provides links to many original sources, including legislative materials, pleadings and court decisions, news articles, studies, case histories, and more.

Broadband.gov
The Federal Communications Commission's website for the National Broadband Plan contains a wealth of information relevant to broadband projects.

Broadband Properties Municipal Fiber Portal
The new Broadband Properties Municipal Fiber Portal provides links to municipal case histories, articles, primers, and other materials concerning municipal fiber projects.

Muni Networks
MuniNetworks collects and analyzes news and data about municipal broadband networks.

GENI.net
The Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) is a project sponsored by the National Science Foundation to provide collaborative and exploratory environments for academia, industry, and the public to catalyze groundbreaking discoveries and innovation in emerging global networks.

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