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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RELEASES DATA ON HIGH-SPEED SERVICES FOR INTERNET ACCESS
High-Speed Connections to the Internet Increased 63% During the Second Half of 2000 for a Total of 7.1 Million Lines in Service
Washington, D.C. - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today
released summary statistics of its latest data on the deployment of high-speed Internet
services in the United States. The information being released today was filed by qualifying
service providers on March 1, 2001, and includes data as of December 31, 2000. Qualifying
providers file such data twice a year under the Commission's local competition and
broadband data gathering program (FCC Form 477).|
The local competition and broadband data gathering program was adopted by the Commission in March 2000 to assist the Commission in its efforts to monitor and further implement the pro-competitive, deregulatory provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Specifically, the data from this effort are used by the Commission for its evaluation of the availability of advanced telecommunications services.
The data summary is available in the FCC's Reference Information Center, Courtyard Level, 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C. Call International Transcription Services, Inc. (ITS) at (202) 857-3800 to purchase a copy. The data summary can also be downloaded from the FCC-State Link Internet site at www.fcc.gov/ccb/stats.
Common Carrier Bureau Contact: Industry Analysis Division at (202) 418-0940; TTY (202) 418- 0484.