Keener on Obama's Broadband Stimulus

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Keener on Obama's Broadband Stimulus

Writing about President Obama's signing of the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act," TMCnet columnist Barlow Keener does a good job parsing the bill for its broadband communications related passages, from who will be doling out the funds (NTIA, RUS) to what the requirements are for getting those funds (jobs creation, shovel readiness...), and so on.

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One thing I found interesting was the provision in the Bill for so-called "net neutrality obligations" contained in the legislation:
Grants provided must be subject to NTIA-determined "non-discrimination and network interconnection obligations" which "at a minimum" must follow the FCC's non-discrimination policy. Grants may be provided for a wide range of equipment and services including education of broadband subscribers.
It's an informative piece, one which I highly recommend.

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