Thursday, February 18, 2010

Technology and Policy = Design Opportunities

The Federal Communication Commission will reveal in the coming weeks recommendations for the further development and access to the internet.

America's 2020 Broadband Vision

"But right now, we are at a crossroads. For while the United States invented the Internet, when it comes to broadband we are lagging behind where we should be.

Roughly 14 million Americans do not have access to broadband, and more than 100 million Americans who could and should have broadband don't. That's an adoption rate of roughly 65 percent of U.S. households, compared with 88 percent adoption in Singapore, and 95 percent adoption in South Korea. The U.S. adoption rate is even lower among low-income, minority, rural, tribal, and disabled households.:"

- Julius Genachowski
Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

Aricle: FCC's Plan Revealed

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