Perspective: Kirton McConkie Law Blog

Broadband declared an essential utility

On September 22, 2015, the White House Broadband Opportunity Council issued a report declaring broadband connectivity an "essential utility." To have such a declaration from the top leadership post of the country sheds new hope for the  success of broadband as a critical component of society.

The concept of broadband as a utility has been touted for some time by municipal broadband proponents and it is gratifying to see the same mantra adopted nationally.