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US Drawing Up National Broadband Plan

Supporters of US presidential candidate Herbert Hoover famously pledged during the 1928 campaign that he would "put a chicken in every pot and a car in every backyard" if elected.
While Hoover failed, presiding instead over the Great Depression, President Barack Obama is determined to fulfil a similar campaign vow of his own but one with a 21st century twist -- to put broadband in every home.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) kicked off the ambitious project on Wednesday, launching a process to come up with a "National Broadband Plan" to bring high-speed Internet access to every corner of the United States.

Funding for the broadband "road map" was included in the nearly 800-billion-dollar economic stimulus package, which also allocated 7.2 billion dollars to extend broadband coverage to "underserved" rural areas.

The FCC is seeking input for the national broadband pla


Added: Apr-13-2009 Occurred On: Apr-13-2009
By: GI-Gizmo
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