FCC Asks If Consumers Have Broadband Access


FCCThe FCC is asking for public input on whether consumers have access to fixed and mobile broadband.

A portion of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 requires the FCC to make an annual assessment of whether broadband is being deployed to Americans on a reasonable and timely basis.

A report released earlier this year concluded that nearly 55 million Americans did not have access to broadband capable of delivering high-quality voice, data, graphics and video offerings.

The agency has released a Notice of Inquiry seeking comment on whether to consider standards beyond speed when assessing broadband deployment, including price, latency and consistency of service.

Comments may be directed to GN Docket 15-191.