One year later, National Broadband Plan makes progress — but is it enough
From the National Journal: One year after the Federal Communications Commission released its National Broadband Plan, federal officials tout the past year’s accomplishments while critics say the agency is moving too slowly and becoming distracted by the net neutrality debate.
Of the plan’s 200-plus recommendations to be completed in 10 years, about 34% remain untouched, according to the Benton Foundation, a telecommunications public-interest group. But almost 10% of the proposals are complete, and about 56% are in progress or have at least been started.
According to the agency’s own summary, it has completed about 80% of its first-year goals. Among the unaccomplished goals are a national public safety communications network and reform of a fund originally used to provide telephone service to rural and low-income areas. Read the entire article here.