FCC Commissioner Michael O?Rielly wants "... strict build-out requirements and a willingness to yank licenses if necessary.?
New Jersey Verizon subscribers have paid $15 billion in surcharges to finance broadband for the whole state for FiOS by 2010. But only 55 percent of the state is wired, and Verizon is refusing to finish the job.
In pursuing new rules to sustain an Open Internet,it appears that that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has found a middle ground which is finding support among consumers, labor, ISPs, and policymakers.
According to Consumer Reports, 71 percent of U.S. broadband households would switch ISPs if their present carrier tried throttle or overcharge for video and other streaming services.
According to the Leading Education by Advancing Digital Commission, ?An overwhelming 83% of voters support a proposal to put high-speed Internet access in all American public schools within the next 5 years.
An American Library Association official said, ?ConnectED must include professional development and support for school librarians... to ensure students have the digital literacy and research skills necessary to effectively use those devices.?
Local officials, members of CWA Local 1108 and 500 residents filled a town meeting in Brookhaven, Long Island to tell Verizon to build out FiOS.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said, ?In the Internet age, every student in America should have access to state-of-the-art educational tools, which are increasingly interactive, individualized and bandwidth-intensive."
According to the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper, ?Among (U.S.) households with incomes of $30,000 and less only 54% have access to broadband at home...?
Blair Levin fears that the DC court of appeals? decision on net neutrality is making our lack of high-speed broadband even problem worse.