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This folder contains general references, articles and documents on broadband policy, economics, infrastructure and services.

Broadband for All
An essay by Richard Lowenberg
First Mile Editorial
An editorial from the Oct. 2005 issue of Broadband Properties, citing Richard Lowenberg's definition of 'First Mile', rather than 'Last Mile'.
M.Copps Editorial
An editorial published in the Washington Post on Nov. 8, 2006, by FCC Commissioner Michael Copps.
Municipal Broadband Myths
An article by Jim Baller, or Baller Herbst Law Group (DC), in the May 2005 issue of Broadband Properties.
Broadband: Bringing Home the Bits
A book prepared by the National Research Council, Broadband Committee (including Richard Lowenberg), and published early in 2002. It can be read online or downloaded by chapter (a good reference, though not up to date).
National LambdaRail Network
The National Lambda Rail, as described in an email from Ron Johnson.
Peering (from Wikipedia)
Peering is an important requirement for 'open' and affordable first-mile broadband networks.
Meinrath: Net Neutrality - 10 Points
In a recent email, Sasha Meinrath (CUWIN), offers a 10 point synopsis from a draft paper on Network Neutrality.
Internet Consumer Bill of Rights Act of 2006
The latest version of the Communications, Consumers’ Choice, and Broadband Deployment Act of 2006 (S.2686) contains a new section on network neutrality called the “Internet Consumer Bill of Rights Act of 2006.”
FTC Broadband Competition Policy Workshop
On February 13 and 14, 2007, the Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop on "Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy."
Customers at the Gate
Exerpted conclusions of a 2002 study on demand for broadband, by Sage Research, Inc., for Cisco Systems.

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