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FCC spending $115 million to bring broadband access to 400,000

The FCC is spending $115 million over the next three years bringing broadband access to rural areas

Trace Hagan | Jul 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm CDT (0 mins, 49 secs time to read)

It would appear that the United States government is actually doing something useful with its money. The FCC has announced a plan to spend $115 million over the next three years bringing broadband internet access to 400,000 individuals and businesses who don't have access to such services as of right now.

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The government's money will be complemented by tens of millions of private funds. This new undertaking is part of the FCC's Connect America Fund project and works to bring broadband access to rural areas that may still be stuck using dial-up. It's a pretty big issue as the United States is an extremely large area.

The FCC realizes that high-speed internet access has "gone from being a luxury to a necessity for full participation in our economy and society." The FCC had the following statement: "Today's action is just the beginning of our efforts to unleash the benefits of broadband for millions of homes and small businesses in unserved rural communities across the U.S."

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