StimulatingBroadband.com 02/19/2010 San Francisco - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday released a 56 page PowerPoint presentation which outlines the "national purposes" of the Commission's pending National Broadband Plan. The final Plan is slated for release on March 17th.
The Plan is a requirement of the Recovery Act of 2009, signed a year ago by President Obama. Under and agreement with the relevant Committees of the U.S. House and Senate, the statutory deadline for issuance of the Plan of February 17, 2010, was extended by 1 month.
Reaction across the American tech sector has been intense and varied over the past 24 hours. We will report on that reaction as we synthesize who is saying what.
In the interim, the presentation of yesterday entitled, "National Broadband Plan: National Purposes Update," is available via our StimulatingBroadband on Scribd site.