broadband http://wmot.org en MTSU Prof. Says Fed Internet Plan Akin to TVA Effort http://wmot.org/post/mtsu-prof-says-fed-internet-plan-akin-tva-effort <p>A MTSU Professor says that a federal internet plan could have a profound impact on Tennessee.</p><p>Federal regulators are announcing today that they&#39;ve cobbled together a consortium of businesses and non-profit organizations to cut the number of U.S. homes that don&#39;t have broadband internet service, now at one third, or about 35 million homes.</p><p>As part of a federal project&nbsp;cable companies will offer Internet service for $9.95 per month to poor homes with children eligible for the school lunch program.&nbsp;&nbsp; The plan will be available starting next summer.</p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 17:58:07 +0000 AP/WMOT 3721 at http://wmot.org