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Tony Ada proposes GovGuam 'Net plan

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - Senator Tony Ada is hoping to minimize the cost of government spending for broadband Internet services. He introduced Bill 43, which will limit the rights-of-way and deployment fees charged by Government of Guam agencies to Internet service providers to the actual costs.

Ada believes that this will lead to economic growth, educational diversity and a better standard of living for all. He states, "Broadband Internet and telecommunications services are a necessity, not a luxury, for many of our people. Our government must do all it can to promote availability and affordability."  He adds, "It is wrong for our government to make a profit on fees charged to ISPs because this makes these services more expensive for our residents. Because of our 6,000 mile distance to the West Coast, Guam residents already pay a premium for bandwidth.

"We don't want our local government to add to that burden."

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