A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.
The FCC is spending billions of dollars to make broadband more available, but last week the agency released a report with a dire conclusion: the information superhighway still isn’t going to enough places in the United States. Advocates and the FCC itself are calling for reform, particularly in how broadband is delivered to rural areas. We examine the plan to expand America’s broadband map.
- Derek Turner Research Director, Free Press
- Cecilia Kang Washington Post Technology Reporter
- Rick Kaplan Chief Counsel to the FCC Chairman
- Walter McCormick, Jr. President and CEO, US Telecom, The Broadband Association
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