By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-8-21

Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.) have reintroduced the National Broadband Plan for the Future Act, to the applause of some cable operators.

The bill, which coincided with the 25th anniversary of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, would require the FCC to update its National Broadband Plan with the goal of universal connectivity.

It would require that updated plan to assess the progress made in the last decade, come up with “detailed proposals” for increased Internet access, and gauge how the COVID-19 virus and its impact on how Americans “live, work and learn online” will reshape the country.  » Read More