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Yesterday, we released our “2013 Broadband Guide for the 113th Congress,” an easy-to-understand guide to all things broadband and the Internet. Here’s some highlights of the coverage the Guide has received so far. First up, John Eggerton of Broadcasting & Cable, who writes:

Among that guidance is that the transition to IP delivery is the future of communications, a future that will require reforming regulations meant for a copper wire, analog world. “Requiring incumbent telephone providers to maintain costly antiquated networks siphons investment away from deployment of advanced, high-speed next-generation IP-based networks that consumers prefer,” the guide says.

Over at Broadband Breakfast, Doug Barclay writes:

The IIA guide highlights the usage of broadband connectivity in the advancement of distance learning in schools, as well as how an internet protocol-based network can impact the consumer’s availability and access to healthcare. One healthcare application is a “technology- enabled electronic stethoscope, which amplifies heart sounds while canceling out ambient noise.”

And our Guide was also included in Politico’s Morning Tech:

The alliance wants policymakers to be well-informed, so they start small (the FAQ section has questions like “What is broadband?” and “Who owns the Internet?”) and work their way up to bigger policy issues like, “How do we migrate America’s communications to all-IP networks?” You, too, can get taken to school, by perusing the guide.