Thursday, February 09, 2006

U.S. needs a Broadband Plan

Telecom Magazine:

The U.S. lacks a broadband strategy, is operating with a broken inter- carrier compensation system and a universal service fund in need of fast reform, said FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, in his keynote address at the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) annual conference here in San Diego today.

“We need a national broadband strategy [because] I don’t think we have one now, and to do it we need much more public and private sector partnerships,” Copps told the overflow audience of rural telcos. “Our broadband ox is in a ditch.”



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