The Federal Communications Commission said April 8 that it intends to move forward quickly with key recommendations in its national broadband plan, reports the Associated Press—even though a federal appeals court this week undermined the agency's legal authority to regulate high-speed internet access. The FCC needs that authority to push ahead with many parts of the broadband plan, which it released last month—including a proposal to expand broadband by tapping the Universal Service Fund, which subsidizes telephone service in poor and rural areas. Still, the agency said it will focus on a number of major proposals in the...

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