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The Podium

Friday, February 13

Broadband Stimulus Hoedown

By Brad

Now that an agreement has been reached between the House and Senate, details on what the stimulus bill contains are starting to leak out.

For broadband, the joint bill reportedly sets aside $7 billion for building out broadband to rural and unserved areas. Gone, however, are the proposed tax credits for boosting broadband speeds.

Also included in the proposal is $19 billion to digitize health records.

The bill is expected to voted on today. For more coverage, see the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, GigaOm, and DSL Reports