• On July 7, 2011, two notices were issued in the Federal Register related to the FCC's Open Internet Order, which could signal that the Order itself will be published in the Federal Register soon. The FCC seeks comment on the burden of the transparency requirement in the Open Internet Order, specifically the burden of disclosing "accurate information regarding the network management practices, performance, and commercial terms of their broadband Internet access services sufficient for consumers to make informed choices regarding use of such services and for content, application, service, and device providers to develop, market, and maintain Internet offerings." The FCC also seeks comment on the burden associated with the complaint procedure established for violations of the order. Comments on both issues are due August 8, 2011. The notice regarding the transparency requirement is available here. The notice regarding complaint procedures is available here.
  • The Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) has released an update to its "Broadband in America" report, the first edition of which was released in November 2009. The update confirms many of the conclusions of the first edition, and further found that broadband providers expect to serve 95% of the population in all, with advertised speeds of 50 Mbps downstream to 90% of users. The update also predicts 4G wireless coverage for the majority of Americans by 2013. The report can be found here.