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Genachowski to Announce "Measuring Broadband America" Report Results

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Released: August 1, 2011

NEWS
Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:

August 1, 2011
Neil Grace, 202-418-0506
Email: neil.grace@fcc.gov

FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI TO ANNOUNCE RESULTS "MEASURING

BROADBAND AMERICA" REPORT, THE FIRST NATIONWIDE TEST OF WIRELINE

BROADBAND SERVICE

FCC to also unveil consumer resources to take the mystery out of choosing broadband speeds

Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, August 2, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius
Genachowski will unveil the results of the first nationwide test of residential wireline broadband service
in a report, "Measuring Broadband America." The effort is part of the FCC's intensive ongoing efforts to
expand access, promote adoption and spur innovation.
The result of those efforts, the "Measuring Broadband America" report, first proposed in the National
Broadband Plan, and takes major steps towards bringing greater clarity and competition to the home
broadband services marketplace. The study measured speed and performance as broadband is delivered to
the home
so that different service providers and technologies could be compared scientifically.
The FCC will also unveil new consumer resources to help Americans take the confusion and mystery out
of choosing the speed they need, including tip sheets and a step-by-step guide.

WHAT:

Chairman Genachowski will announce the results of the "Measuring Broadband
America" report at Best Buy store in Washington, DC.

WHO:


Julius Genachowski,

Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Parul Desai,

Communications policy counsel, Consumers Union

Richard Bennett,

Senior Research Fellow, ITIF

WHERE:

BEST BUY Store 1092
3100 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20010

WHEN:

10:30 AM Eastern
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
* The event will also be live-streamed at www.fcc.gov/live

MEDIA:

For more information about the report, the consumer education resource materials, or to
schedule interviews, contact Neil Grace at neil.grace@fcc.gov or (202) 413-4959.
-FCC-

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