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Description: Article on the expanded use & implementation of wireless technology. The broadband or high-speed Internet connections that were once found only in universities and businesses can now be found in more than 37 million locations, including homes, libraries and schools. According to the Federal Communications Commission, this number is up from only 7 million in 2000.

Currently the U.S. Congress and giant telecommunication and Internet content providers are debating how to upgrade the nation’s communications infrastructure to accommodate the growing demand for high-capacity Internet connections.

By offering wireless Internet to residents, cities across the United States are joining in the growing telecommunications battle over the future of the Internet.

Source: Newshour

Date: 8/14/2006

Link: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/july-dec06/wifi_8-14.html

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