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Comments to FCC on A National Broadband Plan for Our Future

In these comments the Consumer Federation of America and Consumers Union demonstrate that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should focus its national broadband plan on the achievement of the central goal of the Communications Act – universal service. It should focus its attention on activating the policy tool it has to directly promote progress toward that goal. We are concerned that the broad and scatter shot nature of the Notice will carry the FCC into a morass of regulation and litigation that will slow progress down, when there is a clear need and clear authority to implement universal service policies that can have an immediate impact on solving the problem.