CABA Information Series
(IS-2013-77) Broadband in America 2nd Edition
This report from FCC’s Omnibus Broadband Initiative updates and expands on the original report that was submitted to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in November 2009 as part of the FCC’s development of a National Broadband Plan (NBP). The first edition encompassed a comprehensive examination and analysis of companies’ announcements and similar public information, industry analysts’ reports, and other relevant data sourced to the broadband service providers to measure and assess broadband plans. Also at the FCC’s request, the report included an assessment of where broadband deployments will be in 3 – 5 years and a comparison of results with previously released plans that are in progress or complete. The first three sections of this second edition are general updates of the factual data submitted to the FCC in late 2009. The fourth section is entirely new: it comprises analysis and commentary by a few leading broadband experts who provide their insights into some of the issues associated with broadband in America.