FCC sends Congress $16B broadband upgrade plan

March 16, 2010 4:21:49 PM PDT
Most Americans may soon have access to a faster internet.

The Federal Communications Commission Tuesday sent Congress a $16 billion blueprint for a massive broadband upgrade. It will speed up everything you do online and it will boost the number of Americans with high-speed internet access from 65 percent to 90 percent.

"Access denied is opportunity denied. America can no longer tolerate having digital divides between races and ethnic groups, between haves and have-nots, between those living in big cities and those living in rural areas," said.

The project requires installing thousands of miles of new fiber optic cable and building more cell phone towers.


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