CABA Information Series

IS-2004-13: Why Is Government Subsidizing the Old Networks When 'Big Broadband' Convergence is Inevitable and Optimal?

At a recent forum former, former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt described the benefits -- and inevitability -- of digital convergence, and called on federal government and the FCC to replace today's old networks with a universal Big Broadband network capable of spurring innovation and U.S. telecom sector growth into the twenty-first century. In this paper published by the New American Foundation, Hundt presents the benefits of U.S. government rewriting communications regulation to encourage the creation of a public network that delivers 10-100 Mbps to residences and 1-10 Mbps to business for voice and video Internet-based services.


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