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October 10, 2008

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Charlie Kotan

New info posted Inauguration Day. Whether pervasive BB will ever come to Rural America is still a hot question.

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| Stimulus Bill Contains Net Neutrality Provision |
| from the art-of-vagueness-and-obfuscation dept. |
| posted by Soulskill on Saturday January 17, @08:17 (Networking) |
| http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/01/17/0259233 |
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visible.frylock writes "Cnet is reporting that the [0]American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (PDF), currently in the House Appropriations Committee, [1]contains Net Neutrality provisions: 'The so-called stimulus package hands out billions of dollars in grants for broadband and wireless development, primarily in what are called "unserved" and "underserved" areas. ... The catch is that the federal largesse comes with Net neutrality strings attached. ... recipients must operate broadband and high-speed wireless networks on an "open access basis." The FCC, soon to be under Democratic control, is charged with deciding what that means. Congress didn't see fit to include a definition.' The broadband grants appear to begin in SEC. 3101 (pg. 49) of the PDF."

Discuss this story at:
http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=09/01/17/0259233

Links:
0. http://appropriations.house.gov/pdf/RecoveryBill01-15-09.pdf
1. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10144035-38.html

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