What is Broadband?

Broadband commonly refers to high-speed internet access that is always on and is faster than traditional dial-up access. Broadband provides higher speeds of data tramissions and it allows more content to be carried through the transmission pipeline. Broadband provides access to the highest quality internet services. This type of service will allow better media streaming, gaming, and interactive services. Most of the services require that you transfer large amounts of data at a time. However, with dial-up you would not be able to do this so easily. Our country is a big place, and we have more and more users online everyday. So we want them to be able to access the full range of service and opportunities that the internet can offer. The best thing about Broadband is that it is always on and doesn't soak up the phone lines while the internet is running.

What is the National Broadband Plan?

The National Broadband Plan was brought to light March 16, 2010. It was the Federal Communications Commission plan to improve internet access across the United States. Their main goal was to provide over 100 million American households with access to 100 megabit per second connection speed by 2020. The biggest reason for the National Broadband Plan was it is a part of the National Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It was a plan to bring some life back into America after the bail-out crisis. The internet is a huge part of how we do business now a days. The FCC wants to ensure that everyone has equal opportunity to that access.

What Does the National Broadband Plan Do?

The National Broadband Plan sets out a roadmap for initiatives to stimulate economic growth, enhance job creation, and boost America's capabilities in education, health care, homeland security and more. The plan includes sections focusing on economic opportunity, education, health care, energy and the environment, government performance, civic engagement and public safety. We need more economic growth in our country, especially after the bail-out crisis we went through. This is one of the best ways we can recover. This plan may end up being a costly one, however, I do think that it will be a plan that we could see a giant growth as a country. By doing this, it will also make our presence bigger globally.

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