FCC Chairman Wheeler’s Draft Fact Sheet of the 2016 Broadband Progress Report
Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 requires the FCC to determine whether "advanced
telecommunications capability" -- broadband -- is being deployed to all Americans in a "reasonable and timely fashion." If the answer is negative, the Act requires the FCC to "take immediate action" to speed deployment. Following is a summary of Chairman Wheeler’s draft of the 2016 Broadband Progress Report, which he is circulating to his fellow commissioners for their consideration at the January 28 Open Meeting.