Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Policy Debate: Developing a Broadband Infrastructure is it Worth the Investment?

Yes, the future of innovative products is tied to the government's support of policies that support the further develop of the internet. In recent years innovation has been thwarted by private industry's unwillingness to invest the resources to allow greater access to the internet.

This debate is a fundamental one that will determine how swiftly America prepares its citizens for life in the digital age. It can be likened to the development of the electric grid at the turn of the 20th century.

Personally, I think that unencumbered access to the internet will be the engine for American growth or the lack of access will be tied to the country's failure to lead. And so, innovation leader will be passed on to a country which figures out how to provide access to their citizens and thus a pipeline to the world.

NYtimes Article

FDR's Rural Electrification Administration

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