Genachowski to Announce "Measuring Broadband America" Report Results
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FCC CHAIRMAN JULIUS GENACHOWSKI TO ANNOUNCE RESULTS "MEASURING
BROADBAND AMERICA" REPORT, THE FIRST NATIONWIDE TEST OF WIRELINE
FCC to also unveil consumer resources to take the mystery out of choosing broadband speedsWashington, 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.
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 email@example.com or (202) 413-4959.
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