Mobility and Broadband… comments from President and FCC Chairman

Feb 10thObama Administration’s goal: 98 percent of US covered by 4G broadband

Feb 8thFCC moves to redirect phone subsidies to broadband… the FCC Chairman was interviewed by NPR on this topic Thurs Feb 10th, so at least three or four other people have heard about it by now.

Most of the Obama plan is a proposal Congress would need to enact.  The FCC changes to the Universal Service Fund (USF) have been approved by the FCC Commissioners and will move forward unless Congress specifically passes a new law to block them.

It’s possible the WhiteHouse could help both of these things along by setting priorities for Government Agencies like RD, FSA, HUD, DHS, and any other that provide services and funding into rural areas.


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