Posted by WiReDinDboOnEz on November 12, 2009 at 11:58:59:
...it qualifies because the DTV switch was imposed by the FCC in order to free up space partly for broadband expansion to happen:
The FCC's broadband barriers
By JEFF RICHGELS | The Capital Times
According to a request for comment issued Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission has tentatively concluded that there are five chief barriers to broadband adoption, Multichannel.com reported.
They are: "Affordability of service, affordability of hardware, insufficient digital and technical literacy levels, unawareness of the personal relevance and utility of broadband technology and online content and an inability to use existing technology and applications due to physical or mental disabilities."
The agency has given the public and industry until Dec. 2 to weigh in on how it should measure and quantify broadband adoption and identify barriers to more widespread use. The FCC has some 50 questions it wants answers to.
The FCC aims to boost the U.S.'s 63 percent home broadband adoption rate.
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