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FCC Takes on Ambitious Initiative to Expand Broadband Access

With wireless Internet access at coffee shops, at home and even in parks, it seems we're always connected. We can email, update Facebook, and send a tweet, in a matter of seconds. But this kind of high speed access is not available everywhere. So the Federal Communications Commission has launched a new initiative to bring broadband access to more Americans. Chairman Julius Genachowski discussed the ambitious National Broadband Plan in a Congressional hearing last week. To find out what increased access will mean, and how it will affect us here in Illinois, we turn to Dr. Joe Mambretti. He's the director of the International Center for Advanced Internet Research at Northwestern University.

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