• On August 27, 2010, the FCC released its first International Broadband Data Report pursuant to Section 1303 of the Broadband Data Improvement Act. The report includes a spreadsheet detailing the typical broadband speeds and costs in 37 countries. The report is available here.
  • On Thursday, September 2, 2010, the FCC released a report on “high speed” Internet access service in the United States as of June 2009 based on Form 477 data. The report is entitled Internet Access Services: Status as of June 2009 and contains information from Form 477 about availability and broadband speeds, among other information. Some of the most interesting statistics in the report include that only 44 percent of fixed connections (as opposed to mobile) met or exceeded the speed tier that most closely approximates the universal availability target set in the National Broadband Plan of 4 megabits per second (Mbps) downstream and 1 Mbps upstream. The report is available here. The press release on the report is available here.
  • The FCC has released the Seventh Broadband Notice of Inquiry in which it seeks comment on the definition of “advanced telecommunications” as well as the proper metrics for evaluating broadband and whether broadband has been deployed sufficiently. Comments are due today, September 7, 2010, and Reply Comments are due October 5, 2010. The NOI is available here.