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Bandwidth in Abundance

Bandwidth in Abundance

At the beginning of this century, the chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) declared that broadband was a luxury, comparable to having a Mercedes Benz. Those days are long gone. The international consensus view that broadband is now a necessity has been articulated in over 150 national broadband plans that share the common objective of extending broadband access to all.

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