Federal regulators have some critical decisions to make in the coming weeks that could determine whether the $7.2 billion in stimulus funds designated for broadband will create the optimal number of jobs or be distributed wisely, CNET reports. Decisions such as whether to withhold the money until new policies are developed or broadband data are collected could make the funds even less effective at creating jobs, said some speakers on a panel at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce March 4. "It starts to blur the line between stimulus and just good national investment," said Rob Atkinson, president of the Information...

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