U.S. Broadband Issues: Adoption Barriers, Performance Information Availability and Municipal Networks

Chester Rios (Editor)

Series: Internet Theory, Technology and Applications
BISAC: LAW104000

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While broadband is available to a majority of Americans, barriers have kept some from subscribing and enjoying its benefits. In 2010, FCC published the National Broadband Plan, which noted that some demographic groups lagged behind others in adopting broadband and called on FCC and NTIA to take action to address these barriers.

This book examines benefits of home broadband adoption; barriers to adoption and approaches to address them; and the extent to which FCC and NTIA have assessed efforts and set goals to address barriers. It also examines broadband performance information available to consumers and its limitations, if any; and FCC’s actions to evaluate its efforts to provide consumers with broadband performance information.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface
pp. vii

Chapter 1
Broadband: Intended Outcomes and Effectiveness of Efforts to Address Adoption Barriers Are Unclear
(United States Government Accountability Office)
pp. 1-36

Chapter 2
Broadband Performance: Additional Actions Could Help FCC Evaluate Its Efforts to Inform Consumers
(United States Government Accountability Office)
pp. 37-70

Chapter 3
Municipal Broadband: Background and Policy Debate
(Lennard G. Kruger, Angele A. Gilroy)
pp. 71-90

Chapter 4
Community-Based Broadband Solutions: The Benefits of Competition and Choice for Community Development and Highspeed Internet Access
(The Executive Office of the President)
pp. 91-128

Index
pp. 129-136

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