Monday, June 13, 2011

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GOP leaders agree on basics of budget bill. Milwaukee.   (Journal-Sentinel, 6/12/2011)

Excerpt:   Internet funds. The budget bill would require the University of Wisconsin to return nearly $40 million in federal funds - money intended to pay for community networks and improve broadband service for public entities.

UW officials say the proposal also would prevent research universities in the state from participating in a high-speed system that connects them with research universities nationwide. But a trade group representing the telecommunications companies says the proposal is meant only to protect them from having to compete against a government-subsidized broadband network that would be expanded using federal stimulus grants.

Vos said that GOP lawmakers would "definitely take a look at that" provision but that he didn't believe it would change
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