Thursday, March 5, 2009

Broadband "Stimulus" Rules Still Unsettled

Remember, this is the bill that was voted on without having been read, in its entirety, by anybody. So it is a fair bet no money is going anywhere anytime soon, as guidelines are not yet available.

At a high level, it appears wireline, unlicensed wireless broadband (WISPs), satellite, mobile broadband providers and other non-profit entities seem to be eligible for grants or loans. So some workable and "fair" process has to be created so that no segment believes it has been unfairly treated. But some will favor funding for "upstarts" rather than "incumbents," even if the incumbents are ready to move faster.
Broadband "Stimulus" Rules Still Unsettled
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