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FCC Commissioner Praises BroadbandCensus.com

May 14th, 2008 · 4 Comments

In a speech just released on her Web site, Federal Communications Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate praised BroadbandCensus.com

In the speech (TXT DOC PDF), which was given at the Broadband Properties conference on April 30, 2008, in Dallas, Texas, Tate said:

I also appreciate and encourage private, state and local efforts to enhance the availability of such information.  As one example, the moderator of a previous panel, Drew Clark, has established a new website, BroadbandCensus.com.  This website encourages consumers to input data on which broadband providers serve their particular area, lets them test download and upload speeds, and then makes this data available to other consumers. This is precisely the type of empowerment and education that benefits consumers, often more effectively than government regulations.

I appreciate the attention from FCC Commissioners, including Commissioner Tate!

Tags: Broadband Census · broadband · broadband data

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