Branham, Mary
September 2009
State News (Council of State Governments);Sep2009, Vol. 52 Issue 8, p25
The article looks at whether people in the rural regions in the U.S. will become interested in the government's planned expansion of broadband access through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Gary Rawson, e-rate coordinator for the Strategic Services Division in the Mississippi Department of Information Technology, says people in his area are not going to be interested since most of them do not have a computer. It also mentions the goals of the Universal Service Fund which was established in the 1996 Telecommunications Act.


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