CCIA Applauds FCC Steps to Improve Broadband Data Collection

June 13, 2008

CCIA commends the FCC for releasing the final report on its March decision on Broadband Data collection that makes significant changes that will allow the agency to collect more accurate data on broadband penetration and speed.

In response to the report, CCIA’s Vice President of Government Relations Cathy Sloan released this statement:

“The FCC’s effort to collect more granular data is an important initial step towards improving U.S. broadband deployment. By collecting better data on broadband availability and corresponding speeds, it becomes easier to target areas that are not adequately covered with efforts designed to stimulate broadband investment in those regions. Since broadband is an important driver of economic development, it is essential that our nation improve broadband access and speed to all Americans. We applaud the expert agency’s taking its cue from bipartisan consensus legislation on broadband mapping that passed both the House of Representatives and the Senate Commerce Committee earlier this year.”

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