U.S. Officials Meet Tuesday to Talk Broadband Stimulus

Mar 9, 2009 3:15 PM PST
WASHINGTON — Heads of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the FCC and the Commerce Department will meet Tuesday to discuss broadband initiatives contained in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was signed into law by President Obama last month.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes about $7.2 billion for a broadband build out.

The Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration will oversee $4.7 billion while the Agriculture Department's Rural Utilities Service will control $2.5 billion in stimulus funding.

Broadband has helped exponentially the adult entertainment industry as it has shifted much of its content online.

Federal officials will also announce more meeting dates for allowing the public to ask questions about and comment on the program.

Tuesday’s meeting starts at 10 a.m. EDT at the Commerce Department and will streamed live over the web here.

It’ll be archived on the FCC, Commerce Department and USDA websites as well.

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