McCain opposes broadband stimulus

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Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, a lead sponsor of the 2005 Community Broadband Act, has reversed his stance. On Jan. 25’s Fox News Sunday, the former presidential candidate said: “Some of the stimulus in this package is excellent; some of it, frankly, has nothing to do — some of the projects and others that you just mentioned, $6 billion for broadband and Internet access. That will take years.” Broadband stimulus is one part of President Barack Obama’s economic proposal. His broadband plan is to create jobs by building out greater access to the Internet, and improve America’s technological competitive edge in the world by making the Internet faster.