While it might seem that most of the people you know are on a fast internet connection such as cable or DSL, that is not the case for everyone. In fact, work continues on bringing high speed broadband to all of America. Some of the regions with slower speeds might include those which are either considered rural or blocked by a geographical obstacle such as mountains or deserts.Because portions of the country still rely on slower internet speeds such as dial up, there is a nationwide push underway to expand high speed broadband. This movement is important for several reasons including the fact that most slower speeds can’t handle today’s websites which are built on Flash and other such programs. In addition, slower speeds make for surfing the internet nearly impossible as it takes forever to download. Finally, studies have shown that when cities or towns have high speed broadband, it can help attract businesses and make it easier for residents to study online and better themselves overall.In order to bring the internet to more regions, the United States Federal Communications Commission voted in October to reallocate most of a $4.5 billion fund earmarked for the expansion of telephone access to rural areas toward the expansion of a nationwide broadband internet service. FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski praises the move and says the funds will be there to modernize an industry for the internet use of the future. This move is also one away from the Universal Service Fund which was founding in 1997 as a way to expand telephone service to rural America to the newly created Connect America Fund.This idea will not be instantaneous, however. Instead, the entire completion is expected to take six years. But the work will bring faster internet service to some seven million Americans who currently don’t have access to broadband service.In addition, there will be another $500 million going toward a mobility fund. This will also help expand mobile broadband to rural America at the same time. This is a good idea since more and more people now want to access the internet from either a tablet computer or a smartphone device.The FCC Chairman goes on to say that this decision has some far reaching effect. For one, it will provide jobs in the near future while laying the foundation for more job creation, economic growth and it will position the United States for global competitiveness for years to come.This transition from telephone service to broadband service will take place beginning next year with an initial investment of $300 million going toward broadband expansion. Another $300 million will be spent later in the year on the mobility fund with an annual budget of $500 million in 2013.This fund will cost Americans who pay less than $30 a month for telephone service an extra ten to fifteen cents a month. However, that amount will go down after six years have passed. In all, it is a small price to pay for much faster and more reliant broadband internet service.