The Technical Advisory Council (TAC), the group of telecom and media advisors formed in 2003 to give the FCC technical advice, has delivered recommendations to Chairman Genachowski on how to improve broadband access. Reports Grant Gross of PC World:
The recommendations from the 45-member TAC—most from private companies, including Google, AT&T, Dell and Apple—address both wired and mobile broadband issues. The FCC should launch a Broadband City USA contest that highlights the best ways that local governments are encouraging broadband growth and making it easy for broadband providers to install new services, the TAC recommended.
In addition, the FCC should encourage the development of so-called small cell wireless transmitters, including femtocells, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and Wi-Fi networks, the group recommended. The FCC should bring together providers, vendors and other interested groups to discuss how to accelerate the deployment of small cell devices, the TAC recommended.
The full list of TAC recommendations is available at the FCC website.