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Other articles on the broadband issue: http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/chris-dannen/techwatch/which-senators-are-fighting-broadband-fundinghttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-d-atkinson-phd/the-right-broadband-stimu_b_152884.html
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putting the broadband cut in context though:http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/02/broadband-spending-trimmed-in-stimulus-compromise.ars"Spending cuts are the theme of the Senate's compromise draft of legislation meant to inject cash into a flagging economy. Those include a $2 billion reduction in money for rural broadband deployment, bringing the total down to $7 billion—though that's still more than the $6 billion allocated for broadband in the House version of the bill."
Chris, thanks for correcting my omission of the total amount earmarked for broadband. That's what I get for posting at 4am!