FCC Plans Approved For Offering Subsidized Fast Internet Access In Rural Locations

3405466008_bfba030fe2_bWhile it is 2014 and most Americans are enjoying high speed Internet from their home, there is still an abundance of others who live in rural locations that are missing out on this luxury.

As of just a few days ago, the FCC has had a plan approved of which will offer $4.5 billion in subsidies in an effort to greater impact these rural locations with broadband Internet access. These plans are a part of an initiative called “Connect America”.

Some people are against the efforts as they believe it could result in a price hike of other services like phone bills and some are worried the program will deal with a fair share of fraud just like the FCC's Lifeline phone subsidy program. In the grand scheme of things, I think the Connect America program will be well worth the investment if it can successfully provide greater connectivity to our rural neighbors whom have been dealing with a lack of sufficient Internet access up until now.

Via: Engadget
Source: FCC
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