FCC pushes for rural broadband


The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is calling for more high-speed broadband in rural areas.

Ajit Pai says there needs to be more internet access in sparsely populated areas to close the digital divide.

His order would provide more than $500 million to cooperatives and small rural carriers to build more online infrastructure, create new rules to prevent abuse and reform’s the FCC’s high-cost program.

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