BDAC Chair Provides Status on Committee

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I am pleased to report that the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) has made tremendous progress in fulfilling its charter. At the BDAC’s next meeting on November 9, I expect each working group to come ready to present a detailed, substantive work product for the BDAC to consider. I am optimistic that the BDAC will come out of this meeting with some initial recommendations for the FCC as well as a plan to tackle the next phase of its work. The work occurring in the various BDAC working groups is highly complex and interrelated, and the November 9 meeting is the BDAC’s first real opportunity to take a comprehensive look at the recommendations that are taking shape. This meeting will also give the BDAC a chance to identify areas that would benefit from harmonization as each working group seeks to complete its recommendations for the full BDAC. I look forward to joining my fellow BDAC members in an intense working session on November 9th. That meeting should put the BDAC much closer to finalizing its recommendations in key areas, including on the model codes. Given the complexity of the model codes and the interrelated nature of the BDAC’s work, it is my recommendation that the Commission schedule a two-day meeting in January. These matters are of great importance both to the FCC and to the American people, and the extra day will ensure that the BDAC has ample time for its deliberations.


BDAC Chair Provides Status on Committee