August 3, 2017
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that considers possible changes to the agency’s collection of information about the availability of communications services, including broadband.
This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter:
“Reliable data about the availability of communications services is a key component of closing the digital divide because it will provide policymakers and industry granular information about broadband service across the U.S. Targeting broadband infrastructure funding to unserved areas makes sense. Fulfilling FCC data requests is neither quick nor inexpensive, which is why the agency’s decision to consider how to simplify its Form 477 data collection practices is both smart and practical.”