The Government's Broadband Bucks Trickle Out

The federal government's plan to dispense $7.2 billion in broadband stimulus funds are finally beginning with the announcement of $182 million in government funds for 18 projects to be detailed later today. This means the government is 3 percent of the way through the grant-making process.…

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Broadband Isn't Just the Web — It's Our Future

As I watch what’s happening at the FCC with regard to the National Broadband Plan, as well as the kerfuffle over whether or not Google Voice should provide access to rural areas, where it would have to pay high call termination fees, I realize that the FCC is embarking not on a National Broadband Plan, but a National Communications Plan. For broadband -- from the last mile that connects our homes to the long haul networks that move the traffic around the world -- is our voice, our video, our web and our connection to one other.…

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