You probably know the FCC had some sort of FCC-official-shindig today where they were talking about a national broadband plan. Here's the Word press release: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-289900A1.doc
I say, why waste a whole lot of time on lobbyists trolling around the FCC. Let's just copy what the Aussies are doing and get on with deployment. I mean, don't we all know that Australia has a lot of the same issues we have here with deployment: geography, lots of rural areas, monopolistic incumbents, etc.? And, just look, they came up with a solution ahead of us.
Here's an analysis of the Aussie broadband plan from my friend, Paul Budde.