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FCC to Unveil Sweeping Proposal for Broadband

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Posted on March 15 2010 8:23 am
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by Mike Zapler

Recognizing that high-speed Internet has joined telephone service and electricity as essential tools of modern life, the federal government will unveil an ambitious blueprint this week to extend broadband to virtually all Americans.

Crafted by the Federal Communications Commission over the past year, the national broadband plan is expected to set the federal government’s high-tech agenda on a variety of fronts, with far-reaching implications for Silicon Valley. At its core, the plan, which will be released Tuesday, will propose ways to close the long-standing digital divide by bringing broadband into 90 percent of American homes by 2020.

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