Prospect of Broadband Funds in Federal Legislation Stimulates Regional Planners

Expert Opinion January 22nd, 2009

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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.”

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