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Topic - Mark Wigfield
Republican leaders of a House committee criticized the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday for sending about $1 million in stimulus funds to a London company to collect data on broadband speeds of various U.S. Internet providers.
The comment period for the proposal runs through May 20, and will be followed by a reply period that ends June 18, FCC spokesman Mark Wigfield said Wednesday.
"The Measuring Broadband America program has helped drive investment in broadband infrastructure as Internet service providers shown by the first report to lag their competitors responded by expanding their networks, improvements that were documented in the recently released second report," FCC spokesman Mark Wigfield wrote in an email to The Times.