Democrats Want the Internet in Every Home
House Democrats unveiled a $128 billion "innovation" plan recently that includes proposals to give every American affordable access to broadband Internet within five years.
"We recognize that the nationwide deployment of high-speed, always-on broadband and Internet and mobile communications will fuel the development of millions of new jobs in the United States," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California said Tuesday in a speech to the National Press Club. "Universal broadband will propel advanced Internet applications, such as distance learning, health IT, video-on-demand, and Voice over IP."
A spokeswoman for Pelosi told CNN/Money the plan includes a series of subsidies and incentives for both public and private broadband providers to connect rural homes.