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An Action Plan for America: Using Technology and Innovation to Address Our Nation's Critical Challenges

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Publication Date: November 2008

Publisher(s): Benton Foundation

Author(s): Jonathan Rintels

Special Collection: Presidential Advisory

Topic: Media, telecommunications, and information (Information policy)

Keywords: Presidential transition; Broadband access; Affordable internet

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Persuasive research indicates that connecting our nation to broadband will bring remarkable economic, social, cultural, personal, and other benefits to our citizens. The rhetoric and research tell a compelling story; that in the Digital Age, universal, affordable, and robust broadband is the key to our nation's citizens reaching for-- and achieving -- the American Dream. Starting on his first day in office, the new President should declare that the deployment of universal, affordable, and robust broadband Internet access to every American household is one of his Administration's top priorities.