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Subject: Baller Herbst List: 2-16-10 (special)  

Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:37:47 -0500  

From: Jim Baller <Jim@Baller.com>  

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Organization: Baller Herbst Law Group  

To: Jim Baller <Jim@Baller.com>  

From FCC Chairman Genachowski’s speech at NARUC today:


“To meet the imperatives of global competitiveness and enduring job creation, we must have broadband networks of such unsurpassed excellence that they will empower American entrepreneurs and innovators to build and expand businesses here in the United States.”


“Our [National Broadband Plan] will set goals for the U.S. to have the world’s largest market of very high-speed broadband users [by 2020].  A “100 Squared” initiative -- 100 million households at 100 megabits per second -- to unleash American ingenuity and ensure that businesses, large and small, are created here, move here, and stay here.”


“And we should stretch beyond 100 megabits. The U.S. should lead the world in ultra-high-speed broadband testbeds as fast, or faster, than anywhere in the world. In the global race to the top, this will help ensure that America has the infrastructure to host the boldest innovations that can be imagined. Google announced a one gigabit testbed initiative just a few days ago -- and we need others to drive competition to invent the future.”