Broadband Providers Applaud as Stimulus Bill Heads to White House
February 14th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 13, 2009 – Broadband service providers can breathe a sigh of relief as the economic stimulus package — with the provisions for high-speed internet services intact, headed to the President’s desk after a marathon day of voting by lawmakers.
Stimulus Compromise Awards $7.2 Billion for Broadband, Splits Funding Between Agencies
February 13th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 13, 2009 – Advocates for federal promotion of broadband access breathed easier after a congressional conference committee reported a final version of the economic stimulus bill with $7.2 billion for broadband – more than either chamber had allocated individually.