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FCC’s broadband plan critiqued as overly broad, unfeasible

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The National Broadband Plan that will be submitted to Congress March 17 already appears be impossibly broad and technologically difficult to roll out, based on what’s known about the proposal so far, several analysts said Tuesday.

In fact, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plan is so far-reaching that Congress is unlikely to do much with it, the analysts said, citing Congress’ difficulty in tackling such massive efforts.

“Congress is not going to spend any time with this plan, because it won’t get any of the elected officials re-elected, so they’ll just get a five-minute overview from their staffs and pass over it,” said analyst and consultant Andrew Seybold, who is writing his own national plan to address the expansion of broadband services to urban and rural areas.

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