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February 11, 2013
Zach Walton FCC Wants Gigabit Networks In All 50 States By 2015
By Zach Walton
For millions of Americans, having access to speedy Internet is still an impossibility. The FCC has promised it would fix this when it announced the National Broadband Plan in 2010. Since then, there hasn’t been much progress made on the agency’s goal of making sure everybody has access to inexpensive broadband Internet. At a meeting on Friday, the Commission finally showed some signs that it’s starting to get serious.

CNET reports that FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski recently met with a room full of mayors across the U.S. to issue a challenge to them. It’s called the “Gigabit City Challenge” and its goal is to have at least one city in every state outfitted with gigabit Internet by 2015. It’s a bit more ambitious than the original National Broadband Plan that categorized “broadband” as being 100 Mbps.

"American economic history teaches a clear lesson about infrastructure. If we build it, innovation will come,” said Genachowski. “The U.S. needs a critical mass of [...]

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