Newsflash: FCC Shows Interest In....Factual Broadband Data
Agency promises 'enlightened, data-driven decision-making...'
In what's a bit of refreshing news for an agency that's been, well, scientifically and factually challenged in recent years -- new FCC boss Julius Genachowski says the agency will be employing the help of Harvard's Berkman Center to help verify the accuracy of broadband coverage data
. According to Genachowski, the move will "help lay the foundation for enlightened, data-driven decision-making" at the agency. For an FCC that's spent a decade pretending coverage and competitive issues didn't exist
in order to placate incumbent ISP lobbyists, admitting they have a problem is a positive first step for the agency.