Fact #17

The Obama Administration changed standards for determining broadband access.

The Obama Administration directed the Federal Communications Commission to "provide an accurate map of broadband availability using a true definition of broadband instead of the current 200 kbs standard and an assessment of obstacles to fuller broadband penetration."

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National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Press Release: Commerce Department's NTIA Awards Grants for Broadband Mapping and Planning in Virginia and American Samoa, March 5, 2010

Associated Press, $100M-plus broadband map runs into cost questions, Sept. 14, 2009

New York Times, Barack Obama speech on the economy at George Mason University , Jan. 8, 2009