Translations of National Broadband Plan coming on Tuesday

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will release the National Broadband Plan in six languages on Tuesday at a forum in Los Angeles.

The agency's decade-long, 360-page blueprint for boosting American connectivity will now be available in Mandarin, Samoan, Tagalog, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese. The English version was released in March.

A Spanish translation was released last month with some notes on the FCC blog about the status of broadband in Hispanic American households — a full half do not have broadband access at home, said the FCC (http://bit.ly/dBKI4b).

Congress mandated the FCC come up with a plan for spreading high-speed Internet in the stimulus package last year in part to combat that kind of statistic.