Blair Levin, the man in charge of the FCC's national broadband plan, was not impressed with the first round of public input on how best to achieve our national broadband goals. According to Levin, "sloppiness" and the "lack of seriousness and purpose" in most comments were not useful to the agency in formulating a plan, so now we have another chance to impress Mr. Levin. The FCC's new broadband-focused website has listed a slew of public workshops aimed at hashing through various broadband policy issues. The FCC intends to conduct staff workshops during August and early September. In the mean time, please suggest topics and questions for the workshops. The goal of the workshops will be to promote an open dialogue between the FCC and key constituents on matters important to the National Broadband Plan. Key constituents will include service providers, equipment providers, applications providers, community groups, and other groups that have a stake in the future of broadband. All meetings will be broadcast over the Internet when possible, and archived for viewing at a later time to ensure that everyone has access to the content. The FCC is scheduled to unveil the plan to Congress by February 16, 2010. While the agency has stated that they will use scientifically-sound data in making policy decisions, there is a first time for everything.