Internet Innovation Alliance Recommends Focus on the Unserved, Local Involvement, Planning for Future Innovations, and Sustainable Solutions for FCC National Broadband Strategy
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 8, 2009 – The Internet Innovation Alliance, a broad-based coalition that has long supported a comprehensive national broadband strategy to achieve universal broadband availability and adoption, today released the following statement on its FCC Notice of Inquiry (NOI) submission for the development of a national broadband plan:
“An effective National Broadband Strategy will enable the government to partner with the private sector to extend broadband service to every corner of the country, while at the same time raising awareness of its benefits. A national broadband strategy should also evolve as technologies improve, and as we learn more from broadband mapping and from the return on initial stimulus investments. The best strategy will start by examining where we stand today and then identify policies to get us where we want to be.
“As policy makers combine their eagerness for swift action with the admonition to first do no harm, four basic principles should guide their efforts:
“The Internet Innovation Alliance applauds the Administration for seeking a coherent set of policies and goals that complement and accelerate efforts in the marketplace to achieve universal adoption of high speed Internet. Working together, public and private leaders can restore U.S. primacy in Internet technologies and ensure the benefits of true broadband reach all Americans in fewer than 10 years.”
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