Broadband's Growing 'Need for Speed'

Telecom and cable providers will beef up their networks even as economic malaise curbs demand for high-speed Internet services

August was not kind to the Central California cities of Stockton and Modesto. That's when Modesto logged the highest metropolitan foreclosure rate in the U.S. and nearby Stockton ranked No. 2, according to RealtyTrac, a firm that monitors foreclosures.

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