It appears the tax credit for companies that install new broadband service was cut from the final version of the economic stimulus bill, but the bill still would award more than $6 billion in grants to help build high-speed internet service, mainly in rural areas, reports the New York Times. Though House and Senate lawmakers said they'd reached a final agreement on the bill, no text had been published as of press time. Still, word of the result is spreading around Washington--and it is believed the controversial tax credit, originally proposed by Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, the West Virginia...

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