Another year another proposal http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03/15/fcc_broadband_plan_two/
All Americans will be entitled to 4Mb/sec broadband, and America will have the fastest mobile network in the world, under the FCC's plan for the future of internet access.
The Federal Communications Commission today presented the plan to Congress. The plan contains a commitment to ensuring America has the "fastest and most extensive wireless network of any nation", fixed broadband is going to be important too, with the FCC taking on the role of guaranteeing providers advertise their speeds accurately, and setting the pace by extending the Universal Service Fund to pay for every American to have 4Mb/sec "actual download speeds". The FCC reckons that will take a decade, but invites Congress to chuck in "a few billion dollars" to speed things up. By 2020 the FCC wants to see 100 million US homes connected at a real speed of 50Mb/sec, every school, hospital and government building sporting 1Gb/sec of connectivity.
As usual the proof of the pudding is in the delivery, folks are fed up with inadequate promises that end up as a costly misuse of their tax dollars.