Monday, November 5, 2012

Governor's Taskforce on Broadband Releases Report and Recommendations

On September 14, 2012, the Governor's Task Force on Broadband released "Status Report and Policy Recommendations."  One of the State's goals is that "Universal access and high speed deployment as soon as possible, but no later than 2015 all state residents and businesses have access to broadband service that provides a minimum download speed of ten to twenty megabits per second and minimum upload speed of five to ten megabits per second."  

According to the report, very modest gains have been made in the last year. In October 2011, 57.4% of households had available broadband within the target speed range.  In April 2012, the percentage had increased to 59.92%.

The report contains a map showing  broadband service availability throughout the state, as well several recommendations.  Read more....