NHMC Files Comments With Broadband Opportunity Council

comments with the Broadband Opportunity Council, urging 25 Executive Branch agencies to implement recommendations that will spur broadband adoption. President Obama created the multi-agency Broadband Opportunity Council on March 23, 2015 “to develop a framework of recommendations to explore ways to remove unnecessary regulatory and policy barriers, incentivize investment, and align funding policies and decisions to support broadband access and adoption.” NHMC recommended the Council support modernization of Lifeline, which currently provides a modest subsidy allowing low-income consumers to obtain phone service; ensure all federal programs support broadband adoption efforts; and evaluate the accuracy of the National Broadband Map among other things. Click here to read the full comment.]]>