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Bill and Melinda Gates Want to Give Everyone Fiber

Category: Internet
Posted: 07:17AM

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently made an interesting proposal to the FCC. The Foundation's plan is to run fiber to what it refers to as “anchor institutions.” Included in this category are 123,000 libraries, hospitals, community colleges, and public schools. In addition, the plan also includes running fiber to every community in order to aid in bringing fiber to the public. The Foundation believes that the entire plan can be completed for $5-$10 billion. The FCC definitely appears to be considering the plan, and has asked the public for its opinion on the matter.

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NCC10281982B on October 10, 2009 11:08PM
Compxpert on October 11, 2009 08:17AM
CheeseMan42 on October 12, 2009 07:29AM
I bookmarked this article so I can bust it out in the future when someone complains about Bill Gates/Microsoft and how much money they have.
Andrewr05 on October 12, 2009 11:21PM
I know what you mean, I've heard less of it over the years but it still occurs.
the11ama on October 12, 2009 04:33PM
The tech-uninitiated will look at that title and think that Bill and Melissa Gates want to give everyone Metamucil...
Andrewr05 on October 12, 2009 11:20PM

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