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FCC Approves $20.4 Billion Fund to Expand Rural Broadband Access

The Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a $20.4 billion fund designed to ensure that residents in rural areas of the US have access to broadband internet connections. The move was the agency’s “single biggest step to date to close the digital divide,” the FCC said in a press release Thursday, but two of the five agency commissioners dissented in part to the plan, saying, among other things, that it relies on faulty data.

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Author: Doug Isenberg

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