High-speed Internet access is in the ether this week. Mark Zuckerberg and his Facebook friends want to bring it to the developing world. And a recent New York Times article pointed out that as many as 20 percent of Americans aren’t using the Internet at home, work or on a mobile device. And now the Federal Communications Comission has pledged $382 million to help fix this issue. It’s part of the Connect America Fund, and it’s targeted at 600,000 rural homes and businesses that don’t have broadband infrastructure.
Rebekah Goodheart, senior legal advisor at the FCC, says private service providers will match some of the federal money and provide the broadband access. Click on the audio player above to hear more.
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