City Tech Officers Say FCC Plans Hurt Internet Expansion

By Kelly Knaub (September 14, 2017, 4:54 PM EDT) -- The chief technology officers of six major U.S. cities have told the Federal Communications Commission that two broadband infrastructure proposals before the agency have risked hundreds of millions of dollars in potential investments and jeopardized the effective deployment of advanced networks.

The information and tech officers from San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas, said that the two proceedings seek to permit incumbent telecommunications providers access to both public and private property at rates that fall below market full cost and fail to provide incentives or assurances that systems will be constructed to serve underserved communities, according...

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