In an effort to expand access nationwide, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachoski on Friday issued a "Gigabit City Challenge," calling for all 50 states to have at least one community with gigabit internet by 2015.
To help communities meet the ambitious goal, Genachowski said the FCC plans to create an online clearinghouse for information and best practices on creating gigabit communities. The Commission will also hold workshops with broadband providers, and state and municipal leaders aiming to "evaluate barriers, increase incentives, and lower the costs of speeding gigabit network deployment."
I live in an area with 1 million + people in a 25 mile radius around my house and I would be happy just getting high speed. The only think I have available in area is DSL which is supposed to be up to 3MBS but I never see over 1MBS and often .1-.3. If the gov't wanted to do something to stimulate the economy they should truly come up with a nationwide high speed network and also SEVERELY punish all spammers and virus writers. Too much of our resources are wasted on junk email and antivirus protection and virus removal.