Broadband Is This Generation’s Highway System


There is an interesting article by Ryan Singel of WIRED Magazine, highlighting the FCC’s ongoing attempt to craft the nation’s first broadband plan.  In this article, Singel points out that FCC is planning a very ambitious proposal for the country’s IT infrastructure, a plan that goes beyond simply giving grants to get YouTube and Twitter to farmers. 

An ambitious plan is just what Obama and Congress asked for, according to FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, a former law school classmate of President Barack Obama’s.   Congress has ordered the FCC to deliver a plan next February, they specified that the plan was supposed to do more than just encourage the spread and adoption of broadband.  The third prong was to create a plan that enhanced national priorities, including health, anti-terrorism, education and disaster preparedness.  For the full article, go to: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/08/broadband-is-this-generations-highway-system-fcc-director-says/

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