posted on Mar, 27 2004 @ 09:52 AM
Bush wants cheap high-speed Internet access for all by 2007
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) -- President Bush on Friday urged that affordable high-speed Internet access known as broadband be available to all
Americans by 2007.
"We ought to have universal, affordable access to broadband technology by the year 2007," Bush said in a speech focusing mostly on homeownership.
"And then we ought to make sure that as soon as possible thereafter consumers have plenty of choices..."
There were about 20.6 million homes and small businesses that subscribe to high-speed Internet as of June 2003, the latest data available from the
Federal Communications Commission.
More consumers have signed up for the broadband from cable companies, with about 13.7 million lines compared to 7.7 million using telephone
companies' digital subscriber line services.
Is it just me or does this smell of NWO - more big brother and being able to trace americans, listen, look in on what we're doing ?