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2004-11-29 15:00:00

Two important, but not universally popular, steps to promote access to broadband Internet services and encourage new facilities- based broadband platforms have been taken recently by the Federal Communications Commission. The first step involves rules that will clear the way for broadband Internet service over electric power lines, usually referred to as BPL. The second says regional Bell companies do not have to give competitors access to fiberoptic lines that reach into consumers' homes....

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.