A big part of departing FCC chmn Julius Genachowski’s legacy might be his continuous push for faster broadband. In ’10, his National Broadband Plan set a goal of reaching 100 Mbps broadband to 100mln HHs by ’20. The chmn has since upped the ante with his challenge to get speeds to 1 Gbps. “We need more Gigabit communities in the US... We need a critical mass of Gigabit communities,” he said during the agency’s workshop Wed, citing Google’s fiber network initiative. Read on for the challenges of making the network financially successful.
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