Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday May 08, 2013

Our Timid National Broadband Plan Isn't Working

Was there ever any question the National Broadband Plan is seriously broken? By now you would think there would be a system of checks and balances in place to make sure the money is spent where it is supposed to and promises are delivered on. frown

The high point of the plan has to be grants helping rural communities and Native American territories get wired, though even this has been tarnished by the kind of corporate greed, political corruption and oversight issues we saw in West Virginia. In short, most of the plan was a bit of a show pony designed to make us feel good, with even the few quality portions of the plan being implemented poorly.