Broadband advocacy includes making recommendations to federal, state, local, and community leaders.
Here a some solutions to consider adopting and ideas to avoid.
Solutions Policymakers Should Adopt
- Invest in Unserved Areas
- Improve Permitting
- Increase Adoption
Ideas Policymakers Should Avoid
- Moving the Digital Goalposts
- Government Owned Networks: Policymakers should avoid establishing government owned networks (“GONS”), particularly in areas of the country that already have service.
- Rate and Public-Utility Regulation
Additional thoughts or comments for the Western North Carolina Broadband Initiative?
What Policymakers Should and Shouldn’t Do to Connect All Americans. U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Published June 21, 2021. Accessed June 27, 2021. https://www.uschamber.com/series/above-the-fold/what-policymakers-should-and-shouldn-t-do-connect-all-americans