FCC Proposes Billion Dollar Broadband Expansion For 2012


Staff member
"The FCC could make up to a billion dollars or more available to telecom carriers beginning next year to encourage them to expand high-speed Internet connectivity to rural areas that lack service. The money would be made available from savings achieved through the agency's proposed extensive overhaul of the $8 billion federal universal service fund. The fund now subsidizes phone service in low-income and rural areas, but the FCC wants to redirect the money to promote broadband deployment and adoption, and cut waste and inefficiency in the process."

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