The National Telecommunications & Information Administration spent Thursday in a series of hearings aimed at deciding how to define key terms, such as "broadband" and "underserved," that are critical in parceling out billions of dollars in federal stimulus money to expand broadband access. Another state, Maine, has decided to take an aggressive approach in pursuing its share of the funds: State officials said they wanted to use the money to develop a map detailing where residents have access to broadband networks.

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