Tuesday, March 2, 2010

National Broadband Plan

The FCC has been tasked by Congress to deliver a plan to overhaul the nations broadband coverage.  This plan is scheduled to be delivered on March 17 and could potentially have wide ranging effects, including broadcast TV and access to broadband internet access in rural areas.  If you would like to learn more about the plan, please visit www.broadband.gov.

Cheaper TV take: By requiring TV broadcasters to broadcast digital TV instead of analog TV, the government has made it easier for me to make the transition away from cable.  There are still 93 million Americans that do not have access to high speed internet in the home.  Services like Roku and Boxee require a high speed internet connection, so if the government is able to encourage low cost, open, and more general access to broadband internet, it will be very good thing for others that want entertainment options outside of cable TV.