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Under news FCC rules, all Americans will have broadband Internet and phone service by 2020. The government will spend $4.5 billion each year to deploy broadband service in underserved areas, while phasing out older telephone infrastructure. Building will begin in rural areas early next year. In other news, China is proposing strict measures that would further censor Internet and television content. Its government has ordered 34 major stations to play two hours of state-approved news a night and air no more than three hours of entertainment shows per week. And finally, Hewlett-Packard announced that despite previous decisions, it’s keeping its personal-computer division. According to the company’s CFO, the costs to do so were prohibitive. If HP left the PC business it could have cost them around $1.5 billion up front and a $1 billion a year in branding opportunities.

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"Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 28, 2011" by @ShellyPalmer

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