WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission announced Wednesday (April 8) that it is seeking public comment to guide development of the national broadband plan called for by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The following is a statement by Susanne Guyer, Verizon senior vice president of federal regulatory affairs:
"Given its importance to economic growth, job creation and international competitiveness, creating a climate for investment in advanced broadband networks should be Job One at the FCC. Through this plan, the FCC can take a major step toward ensuring that all Americans have access to broadband networks and have the skills and devices necessary to access the economic and social benefits available through broadband connections. We look forward to working with the FCC to achieve this important goal."