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Obama, Congress Pack Net Neutrality, Broadband Into Stimulus
Written by Daniel   
Friday, 30 January 2009 12:20

House Democrats and the President push stimulus bill which contains provisions for the expansion of broadband networks and the preservation of net neutrality

Jason Mick (Blog) - January 29, 2009 1:19 PM

Barack Obama and House Democrats talked big when it came to broadband expansion and net neutrality.  Apparently, they made good on their promises and packaged net neutrality and broadband expansion provisions into an $819B USD emergency stimulus package.

On Wednesday, House Democrats approved the $819B USD bill, which includes a $40B USD boost to certain areas of the tech sector.  The bill offers $6B USD to help expand broadband to areas it does not currently reach and $20B USD to help America bring its health care records online, which should help to greatly cut health care costs. [Comments...]


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