FCC to Propose Extending Broadband to Rural Areas

To bring the U.S. up to speed with many developed countries when it comes to broadband Internet access, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is expected to offer a plan to streamline and reorganize an $8 billion fund. The fund—mostly contained in the Universal Service Fund—is aimed at bolstering broadband connectivity in rural U.S. homes, The New York Times reported…
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