Expert from a recent filing made by the NCTA-The Internet & Television Association with the FCC regarding a meeting NCTA reps had with Commission staff on the agency’s next broadband deployment report.

“We urged the Commission to state clearly in the next report that ‘advanced telecommunications capability’ simply denotes an ‘advanced’ level of broadband, and that the previously adopted benchmark of 25Mbps/3 Mbps is not the only valid or economically significant measure of broadband service. By the same token, we recommend that the next report should keep separate its discussion of whether ‘advanced telecommunications capability’ is being deployed in a reasonable and timely manner, on the one hand, and any discussion of the state of ‘broadband’ marketplace on the other.”