FCC joins Twitter to promote broadband discussion

The Federal Communications Commission just announced it created a Twitter account to keep followers up to date on the agency's progress in developing the National Broadband Plan, due to Congress in February.

The FCC is currently holding numerous workshops to gather ideas about the best ways to increase access to high-speed Internet.

You can follow at @fccdotgov. So far, the account has 5 followers.

The FCC also launched a blog dedicated to broadband issues, called "Blogband."

"To foster public dialogue about the National Broadband Plan, we're tapping the power of the Internet to launch a new FCC blog," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski wrote in the blog's first post, sent out via a press release.

"Blogband will keep people up-to-date about the work the FCC is doing and the progress we're making. But we want it to be a two-way conversation. The feedback, ideas, and discussions generated on this blog will be critical in developing the best possible National Broadband Plan."

-Kim Hart

Cross-posted to the Twitter Room