'Broadband For America': Same Lobbying Crap. New Name.

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[Commentary] Because the nation's largest telecom companies clearly don't already exert enough political pressure on lawmakers crafting our national broadband plan, telecom vendors and broadband ISPs have created a new PR and lobbying operation called Broadband For America. The goal of the group, according to a group spokesman, is to be "a resource for policy-makers in an effort to ensure that the national broadband plan results in a faster, smarter and safer Internet." A brief introduction from the group's website: Broadband for America is dedicated to making broadband available to all Americans regardless of geographic location; economic position; or social level. This goal requires we have (1) an accurate map of where broadband exists and where it is lacking and (2) an agreed-upon definition of what broadband actually is. It's ironic, given the group's members have collectively spent billions of dollars preventing any of these goals from actually happening.


'Broadband For America': Same Lobbying Crap. New Name.