National Broadband Plan

The National Broadband Plan, created by the FCC and released to the public on March 17, 2010, sets out a roadmap for initiatives to stimulate economic growth, spur job creation and boost America's capabilities in education, health care, homeland security, energy and the environment, government performance, civic engagement and public safety.

The SHLB Coalition developed several recommendations for the FCC to highlight the importance of high-capacity broadband for community anchor institutions. Because of our efforts, the FCC's Plan includes Goal #4 calling for 1 Gbps connections to anchor institutions in all communities by the year 2020. The SHLB Coalition is now developing an Anchor Institution Action Plan with more detailed recommendations for how local, state and federal government officials can reach this goal.

SHLB Documents on National Broadband Plan

March 17, 2015 Community Anchor Institution Broadband Progress Report: On the Five Year Anniversary of the National Broadband Plan
August 6, 2010 SHLB Ex Parte Meeting with WCB Staff
January 27, 2010 SHLB-UCAN Ex Parte Meeting
January 27, 2010 SHLB-UCAN Reply Comments
December 11, 2009 SHLB Broadband in Education Reply Comments
October 28, 2009 SHLB Costs of Fiber Comments
October 28, 2009 NOTOA-CTC- SHLB Cost Estimates for Connecting Anchor Institutions to Fiber
September 8, 2009 SHLB Broadband Definition Comments
September 4, 2009 SHLB 706 Comments
July 21, 2009 SHLB National Broadband Plan Reply Comments


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