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March 12th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Are we wiring the wrong America?

(CNN) – Communities across America are in a fierce competition right now. The prize: high speed Internet.

Last year's federal stimulus package set aside $7.2 billion for broadband access. The government is now getting ready to choose who gets the second and final wave of the grants.

But not without major criticism from House Republicans. They're crying foul, saying money for broadband is not going to the areas that need it most. Our Mary Snow spoke to some who feel like they were left in the lurch.

Filed under: Politics • Tech • U.S.
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  1. A. Smith, Oregon

    When the Republican led administration of the horrific Bush-Cheney gutted domestic investment for building, maintaining and updating America's infra-structure, MANY areas suffered the past 8 years as those Trillions of taxpayer dollars were spent overseas instead of here in America.

    The Point is that while a upgrade on the fiber optic and broadband capability across America is a great idea, it is sadly entirely missing the 3rd. generation of nationwide electrical grid that America needs now to power it and provide the needed electrical power for tomarrows electrical vehicles.

    Weaning America OFF of foreign oil and fossil fuels are only going to be largely possible if America is able to substitute a very large portion of its electrical generation ability to power its personal and mass transit systems nationwide.

    The Republican lawmakers, long puppets of Big Oil have over many years obstructed and prevented the transition of lowering America's dependence on fossil fuels.

    Place ultra-high speed broadband on the Wish List, engineer, and build the new 3rd. Generation Nationwide Electrical Grid for America NOW!

    March 14, 2010 at 11:33 pm |