Taking Measure of the Problem

In addition to CWA President Larry Cohen's testimony before the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, Free Press Policy Director Ben Scott also spoke in support of the draft of the Broadband Census of America Act.

This legislation would require the FCC to collect comprehensive data on nationwide high speed internet deployment, an essential task the FCC is currently failing to do.

"We cannot evaluate problems that we don't measure or study -- much less can we solve them," Scott said. "The bill under discussion would represent a leap forward in our knowledge about broadband markets and inevitably improve broadband policy."

You can read Ben's complete testimony here.

Today's hearing comes at the filing deadline for an FCC Notice of Inquiry seeking input on the current state of high speed internet access across the country. In response, Free Press submitted to the FCC a thorough assessment of the woeful state of high speed internet access in the U.S.

President Cohen takes the SpeedMatters Message to the Hill

FCC Out of Touch with Broadband Reality (Free Press)

Testimony of Free Press Policy Director Ben Scott before the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet (Free Press)

Free Press Response to FCC Notice of Inquiry