The Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee has released the first vote and discussion items and is seeking public comment on various issues.
On Thursday, November 9th, the third Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Meeting (BDAC) took place at the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C. The mission of BDAC is to provide advice and recommendations to the Commission on how to fast-track the deployment of high-speed internet access in all areas of the nation by reducing and removing regulatory barriers to infrastructure investment.
At the third meeting for the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, reports and presentations were given from the various subcommittees including Model Code for Municipalities, Model Code for States, Competitive Access to Broadband Infrastructure, Removing State and Local Regulatory Barriers, and Streamlining Federal Siting Working Group. There were further discussions of how BDAC can continue its discussion on how push forward the deployment of broadband using the mission of the committee and its internet infrastructure goals.
Members of the public are welcome to submit comments to the BDAC within the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System at www.fcc.gov/ecfs. Comments to the BDAC should be filed in GN Docket No. 17-83.
Links to documents being considered can be found here.
The link includes materials such as the Working Group Recommendations for Vote and Discussion Documents for each issue mentioned above. These documents will include a summary of the challenges and solutions, recommended solutions to address these problems, as well as further details on these specific groups of challenge suggestions including leadership and details on past meetings.