You may have heard about the National Broadband Stimulus, a program designed to bring the internet to every community in the United States. This initiative requires the building of infrastructure, the improvement of public computer centers and the development of ideas that would see further broadband adoption. But according to a Fierce Telecom report, the initiative still has a long way to go, even though over three billion dollars in grant money has been received. The status of the initiative is difficult to gauge, considering that the maps indicating progress haven’t been updated since 2010. However, there are other indicators such as Broadband Forum reports which show a sharp growth in the build out of fiber-to-the-home networks. In addition to increased build outs are the increasing demand by businesses and consumers for faster and more reliable internet.