Friday, January 30, 2009

A down payment on US digital future

Of the $819 billion being spent to shore up the economy, the House set aside $6 billion to expand broadband.

They will offer tax incentives for ISPs that provide 5Mbps/1Mbps in underserved areas and faster speeds of 100Mbps/20Mbps to areas they already serve.

Since IT and data storage will be involved in the realization of infrastructure projects like the nation's transportation system and energy grids and school modernization it will benefit more than broadband users.

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