The FCC is about midway through a year-long effort to create a national broadband plan, and Blair Levin, executive director of the FCC's omnibus broadband initiative, said Tuesday he hopes he hasn't heard all the good ideas yet. "There's a lot of capacity for us to hear your good ideas," Levin said during a broadband policy discussion hosted by the Media and Democracy Coalition and OneWebDay.
Wireless Internet has great potential, added Susannah Fox, associate director for digital strategy at the Pew Internet and American Life Project. In an April survey, Pew found that 56 percent of all U.S. adults had accessed the Internet through wireless devices, including laptops, smartphones and game consoles.
In a recent survey, Pew found that 63 percent of all U.S. adults had broadband in their homes, compared to just 46 percent of black adults. But the difference in the numbers disappeared when Pew looked at wireless Internet users, she said. Read More