Spurred by a congressional mandate and backed by some serious cash from the stimulus plan, newly named Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has been evangelizing the need for broadband speed, ChannelWeb reports. To meet the terms of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which calls for the FCC to submit a national broadband plan to Congress by Feb. 16, 2010, Genachowski on Aug. 4 appointed several communication executives to his newly created Omnibus Broadband Initiative that is charged with developing the national plan. In addition, Genachowski has come up with a concept foreign to most government agencies: transparency. As...

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