Washington – Looking to
establish America as a world
leader in broadband Internet adoption, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on
Tuesday unveiled his agency’s goal of 100 million U.S. households connected at
ultra-high speeds of 100 megabytes per second.
Speaking at a conference in Washington, Genachowski said that the plan, dubbed the
"100 Squared" initiative, "will set goals for the U.S. to have
the world’s largest market of very high-speed broadband users."
last week unveiled plans to test an ultra high-speed Internet service that the
company said is more than 100 times faster than most broadband connections
currently offered by cable and telecom providers.
Genachowski applauded the
move, while urging others to follow suit.
"We must have broadband networks
of such unsurpassed excellence that they will empower American entrepreneurs
and innovators to build and expand businesses here in the United States," said