More Links For National Broadband Policy Column

My latest column looks at the urgent need for a national broadband policy. There’s a lot been written about this subject and I wanted to share some of the links that I came across while doing some background research.

First up, Wired’s Ryan Singel wrote two good overviews of what’s at stake here and here. Singel’s message: Think big. And Wired’s readers sent the same message through their comments.

For more solid coverage of the broadband policy issue, it’s hard to beat Ars Technica. They have a detailed timeline of the process here. The site also has details about how people submit comments. And the latest on the $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus money, and how you can apply for it.

If you have a comment, try Google here, which has set up a forum for funneling comments to the FCC. Or just go to straight to the official FCC broadband comment page.

Finally, for the official word, visit Broadband.gov, the Web site set up by the feds to track all broadband related federal informaton.  You can read a statement by FCC chairman Julius Genachowski about the plan. And read the official FCC document outlining its task.

Finally, if you’re ready to geek out, check out the 10-minute video I posted of Genachowski discussing the broad issue when he visited the Mercury News this week.

 

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