Acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps has released a report on broadband strategy for rural America, CNET reports. The report was mandated as part of the 2008 Farm Bill. In that bill, Congress asked the FCC to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to submit "a report describing a comprehensive rural broadband strategy." The emphasis came several months before President Obama took office. Obama also sees broadband as a priority and included funding for broadband development as part of the stimulus package passed by Congress earlier this year. Copps called this report on rural broadband a starting point for developing...

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