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Prospect of Broadband Funds in Federal Legislation Stimulates Regional Planners

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January 22, 2009 - The Berkshire Eagle reports that Berkshire Regional Planning Commission is eager to get broadband funds in the stimulus legislation being considered on Capitol Hill.

According to the Eagle:

[BRPC Chairman Nathaniel] Karns said broadband capability is a fundamental need in order for the Berkshires to compete with other areas.

"Part of what is attractive about the Berkshires is the ability for a lot of people to live and work in the country," Karns said. "If you live and work in the county, you've got to have broadband."

Drew Clark is the Editor and Publisher of and President of the Rural Telecommunications Congress. He is an attorney who works with cities, communities and companies to promote the benefits of internet connectivity. The articles and posts on and affiliated social media, including the BroadbandCensus Twitter feed are not legal advice or legal services, do not constitute the creation of an attorney-client privilege, and represent the views of their respective authors.

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