Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Democrats Want the Internet in Every Home

Via CNN/Money.

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.


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