If two congressmen get their way, the awarding of stimulus money for broadband projects would be contingent upon completion of broadband mapping. U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, recently suggested that only local governments in states with completed maps of broadband coverage should receive stimulus money for broadband projects.Broadband Stimulus Should Require Maps First, Say Congressmen
The congressmen argue that a map of coverage would ensure the stimulus money included in the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 goes to areas that are actually lacking broadband.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Broadband Stimulus Should Require Maps First, Say Congressmen
Posted by Anthony J. Pennings, PhD at 12:51 PM