[National-fiber-coalition] Next steps, big tent letter

Christopher Mitchell christopher at ilsr.org
Sun May 23 19:52:30 PDT 2021

Top of the executive summary - Charter is building FTTP

I know that Comcast and others sometimes still build HFC to new
developments but most of them are also building FTTP in other greenfields.
May be useful to highlight that they are committing to fiber in many of
their announcements.

Christopher Mitchell
Director, Community Broadband Networks
Institute for Local Self-Reliance

MuniNetworks.org <http://www.muninetworks.org/>

On Fri, May 21, 2021 at 12:13 PM Ernesto Falcon <ernesto at eff.org> wrote:

> Just to recap for folks that weren’t on the call today.
> Fiber Broadband Association is working on a big tent letter that we need
> to counter the cable blitz on what should be in an infrastructure program.
> Once it reaches draft language that we have critical mass on we will need
> to circulate it as widely as possible. I’ll be reaching out to folks for
> feedback along with Kim Bayliss with FBA next week. The idea behind it is
> to isolate cable on the Hill in their position on what should an
> infrastructure program do to show a lot of consensus from the broadband
> ecosystem on the other side.
> I think the House GOP’s “cable leadership” (literally written into the
> legislation) is a good framework to know what they are articulating as the
> future. No support if you have 25/3 mbps, build to 100/20 mbps services,
> and a very small amount funding compared to the national need. This looks a
> lot like what I have seen from cable in California against our fiber bill.
> https://republicans-energycommerce.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/SLW_1107_xml.pdf
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