Updated at 10:20 a.m. PDT with additional analysis and comments
WASHINGTON--As other government agencies race to dole out $7.2 billion in stimulus funds for broadband deployment, the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday began the process of developing a holistic plan for improving broadband access nationwide.
The commission adopted a notice of inquiry that will seek out comment on a wide variety of issues affecting broadband deployment from diverse parties across the country. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the FCC has until next February to consider these issues and develop a national broadband plan.
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