Fcc To Announce Major High Speed Internet Push

03.16.10 | FL News Team

A ten-year plan to make high-speed Internet America's number one means of communication will be presented to Congress today by the Federal Communications Commission. As it stands now, approximately one-third of Americans lack access to high-speed Internet service, either by choice or because the cost is too high. The plan about to be submitted would include a subsidy for Internet providers to wire rural areas. It also calls for the creation of a universal set-top box capable of connecting both to cable service and to the Internet. The FCC will reportedly push for the ambitious plan to be paid for through the auctioning off of broadcast spectrum which in turn is meant to free up access for wireless devices.