17 Dec For the Web, change all sides can believe in
By Cecilia Kang
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama’s call to bring high-speed Internet to all Americans has set off a scramble among service providers for a piece of the action.
Building out networks to rural and underserved urban areas – with possible help from the economic stimulus plan being crafted by Congress – could create hundreds of thousands of jobs and enrich telecom, wireless and cable companies whose businesses have suffered as households tighten spending.