FCC Aiming for 100 Million Households at 100 Megabits Per Second
Thursday, February 18, 2010
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled a plan on Tuesday proposing minimum broadband speeds of 100Mbps. In his remarks,
FCC's chief Julius Genachowski said: "To meet the imperatives of global
competitiveness and enduring job creation, we must have broadband
networks of such unsurpassed excellence that they will empower American
entrepreneurs and innovators to build and expand businesses here in the
United States. Our plan will set goals for the U.S. to have the world's
largest market of very high-speed broadband users. A '100 Squared'
initiative—100 million households at 100 megabits per second—to unleash
American ingenuity and ensure that businesses, large and small, are
created here, move here, and stay here."