Kovacs discusses broadband deployment in FierceTelecom and The Hill op-eds
On August 27th, Anna Maria Kovacs has published two op-eds on broadband deployment in the U.S. In FierceTelecom she points out that with 98% of Americans having access to fixed or mobile broadband, and the remaining gaps mostly in rural areas, the FCC’s work to implement Universal Service is critically important. The article also highlights that low broadband adoption results in high deployment cost-per-subscriber. As it tries to raise adoption rates, the FCC must take care not to discourage deployment and competition. Read “U.S. broadband deployment: The Glass is 98% Full.”
In “Is the FCC Serious about Broadband Deployment?”, published in The Hill, she argues that the FCC’s efforts to encourage broadband adoption must begin with corporate America, weaning enterprises from the use of narrowband connections as the building blocks of their networks.