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FCC report finds broadband deployments still too slow

2012-08-22 09:18 by
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The FCC yesterday released its eighth annual broadband report. According to it, 19 million Americans still do not have any access to wired broadband including nearly one-fourth of the country's rural population.

The report also found that millions of Americans have access to broadband service but still choose not to subscribe because the cost of the service is either too high or they don't see a need for it.

The deployment of wireless 4G services was also mentioned in the report. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski applauded the industry's quick deployment of these services. But he urged companies to continue to push forward.

"The U.S. has now regained global leadership in key areas of the broadband economy, including mobile, where we lead in mobile apps and 4G deployment;" he said in a statement. "But in this flat, competitive global economy, we need to keep driving toward faster broadband and universal access."

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