And Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) wanted to know why urban areas were targeted with 100Mbps connections while rural areas looked likely to end up with the minimum 4Mbps. "How will you structure the policies to meet these goals in a way that doesn't exacerbate the existing digital divide?"
Inouye was more blunt. "In reality, the 100 squared plan (100 million households receiving 100Mbps) will likely be implemented in urban areas, while rural Americans are only assured of a speed of 4Mbps. Are we no longer committed to ensuring that all Americans receive comparable affordable communication services?" he asked.
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