Sunday May 25, 2014

Rural Broadband Service Subsidy Approved by Court

Originally approved in 2011 by the FCC, the Connect America program was challenged in court by phone companies fearful of losing subsidies. A Federal Appeals Court has ruled in favor of the FCC. The program will bring now high speed broadband Internet connection to low density rural areas in the US.

F.C.C. officials expressed satisfaction at the decision. "Congress has directed the commission to ensure that all Americans receive the benefit of 21st-century communications."