FCC chairman says agency needs to learn from Google Fiber

Tom Wheeler says the FCC could learn a thing or two from Google Fiber. In prepared remarks (pdf link) that Wheeler will deliver at a congressional hearing tomorrow, he points to Google’s strategic approach to building out its ambitious broadband service as something the commission should take inspiration from. “Google has developed a checklist for cities that want to participate in their Google Fiber project of steps that can be taken to ensure easier access to existing infrastructure and to make construction speedier and more predictable,” Wheeler says.

Google revealed that checklist back in February when the company announced it would “explore” bringing Fiber to as many as 34 new cities. It allows communities to help Google survey…

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