Additional Policy Issues


There are many different aspects of anchor institution broadband. Accordingly, SHLB has weighed in a wide-range of issues. Read below to learn more about SHLB's position in regards to Broadband Planning and Mapping, Spectrum, Municipal Broadband, and the 2016 Presidential Election.


Conducting an inventory of the locations and speeds of existing broadband networks for anchors – and identifying gaps in broadband coverage – can help target investments to areas most in need. That's why SHLB urges policymakers to gather detailed, granular information about the availability and use of high-capacity broadband services needed, rather than relying on outdated or generic claims that an area is already served by existing providers.

October 6, 2017 SHLB Comments on FCC's 706 Notice of Inquiry
October 11, 2016 SHLB Comments on National Broadband Research



June 21, 2017 3.7 GHz Band Petition for Rulemaking
June 19, 2017 Letter to the FCC on Commercial Operations in the 3550-3650 MHz Band
June 29, 2016 Big Tent Letter to the White House on 5.9 GHz Spectrum
Dec 8, 2015 SHLB Ex Parte: Terrestrial Use of the 2473-2495 MHz Band for Low-Power Mobile Broadband Networks – IB Docket No. 13-213



January 3, 2017 SHLB Biennial Review Comments to the FCC
August 15, 2016 Comparison of Clinton and Trump Broadband Platforms
April 28, 2016 SHLB Privacy Letter to FCC
Mar 11, 2016 SHLB Privacy Letter to FCC
Mar 3, 2016 SHLB Signs Letter to Presidential Debate Moderators to Address Internet Access
Jan 20, 2016 SHLB Broadband Privacy Letter to FCC
June 10, 2015 SHLB Comments to the Broadband Opportunities Council 
August 29, 2014 SHLB Comments on Municipal Broadband
May 10, 2011 SHLB Letter on Importance of Anchor Institutions to the U.S. Ignite Initiative
Janaury 27, 2010 SHLB UCAN Reply Comments