A Federal Communications Commission task force says expanding broadband usage throughout the United States will require subsidies and investment in infrastructure upgrades of as much as $350 billion, Reuters reports. The FCC is crafting a national broadband plan aimed at increasing usage in rural and urban areas. In a mid-course status report, an FCC task force said preliminary estimates suggest that investments in the range of $20 billion to $350 billion might be needed for wireless and landline infrastructure, depending on the speed of service. The potential costs for investment dwarf the $7.2 billion set aside in President Obama's economic...

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