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|February 27, 1998|
CHAIRMAN WILLIAM E. KENNARD RECEIVES ALLIANCE FOR PUBLIC TECHNOLOGY PIONEER AWARD; OUTLINES GUIDELINES FOR BANDWIDTH
FCC Chairman William E. Kennard announced seven principles for increasing the availability of bandwidth
for American consumers. Kennard outlined his "guideposts for bandwidth" in remarks to the Alliance for Public
Technology in Washington, DC, after he received the organization's Susan Hadden Pioneer Award for pionering
efforts in telecommunications and consumer access.|
Kennard said "Like its appetite for ever-increasing computing power, I believe our nation will have an ever more voracious appetite for data transmission capacity, sometimes called 'bandwidth.' . . .The key to satisfying this expectation will be providing sufficient processing power and transmission capacity to meet the demand of bandwidth consuming applications. This includes creating the right conditions for companies to compete in delivering high bandwidth services over the 'last mile' as well as increasing the capacity and speed of high capacity backbone networks."
To achieve this result, he offered seven guideposts, or principles, that he will follow in making decisions: