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FCC Takes First Step to Boost National Broadband

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission took the first step yesterday in the effort to create a national broadband strategy.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act charged the FCC with creating a plan to give all Americans access to broadband. The FCC began the effort, which will include a series of hearings and meetings, on Wednesday by asking for public comment. The FCC must present the plan to lawmakers by Feb. 17, 2010.

"This commission has never, I believe, received a more serious charge than the one to spearhead development of a national broadband plan," FCC Chairman Michael Copps said in a statement Wednesday.

Read full story: InformationWeek

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