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September 12th, 2013
What is America’s broadband agenda?
The Huffington Post reports that as the birthplace of the internet, there are those who continuously clamor for the United States to be “Number One” when it comes to broadband. At a crossroads where we are figuring out the best way to manage the growth of our country’s broadband, a fair question arises: What is America’s broadband agenda today? The desire for broadband Internet to be available to everyone wanting it is a noble and worthwhile goal, but in order to be successful it requires a set of interconnected strategies. If we build it, they won’t just come. Giving someone a device to access the Internet won’t do it either. It requires a combination of infrastructure, device availability and education, in the form of digital literacy and other public awareness efforts, to get us to that goal…