A report released Oct. 2 concluded that the nation needs to give the same urgency to making sure all Americans have broadband access as the Eisenhower administration did in building an interstate highway system a half-century ago, reports the Associated Press. The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy also expressed worry about whether the news industry's financial woes will make for a less educated citizenry and considered whether the government should prop up independent journalists. The commission includes two former FCC chairmen, newspaper publishers, a top Google executive, the NAACP president, and a former CNN...

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