An important first step in the FCC's National Broadband Plan has been taken. After lots of testing and research, they've released a map that shows you just how connected the internet is in your zip code, city, county—even your own personal address. Go see just how pokey your browsing is here: [National Broadband Map]
We called it months ago, but finally the FCC has seen what everyone else could see back then: providing free national broadband for all would be too costly. So, the project has been dropped like a ton of bricks.
Almost a year after the FCC first announced their National Broadband Plan, some new details have started to emerge. Specifically: A "100 Squared" plan to give 100 million households 100Mbps broadband. Just for starters.
In a 32-page filing with the FCC last week, AT&T asked that the requirement that it support a landline network be repealed. It's an aggressive bid to get rid of the cumbersome wall jack and move entirely to VoIP.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski continues his attempt to overhaul the commission's image as an agency for the people by launching the amusingly titled "Blogband" and a companion Twitter feed. The idea is to generate more feedback from average Joes regarding the National Broadband Plan. That's right, the FCC is …