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FCC Takes a Step Toward Speeding Broadband Deployment

04.20.2017

Background: The Federal Communications Commission today approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry into steps it can take to speed deployment of next-generation networks by removing barriers to investment, accelerating the transition from old copper networks to IP networks and reducing unnecessary FCC regulations.

This statement is attributable to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:

“Removing barriers to infrastructure investment is perhaps the single most effective way to achieve the Commission’s goal of accelerating wireline broadband deployment and closing the digital divide so all Americans can benefit from high-speed broadband. USTelecom applauds the adoption of today’s item, which raises key questions and proposes forward-looking solutions that, if implemented, will help clear the path for rapid deployment of high-speed broadband throughout the nation.”