Building a 21st Century Broadband Superhighway: A Concrete Build-out Plan to Bring High-Speed Fiber Connections to Every Community
Publication Date: January 2009
Publisher(s): New America Foundation
Keywords: Telecommunications policy; Broadband access; Wireless technology
Coverage: United States
Broadband has become the essential input good for an increasing number of sectors of the economy and the society as a whole. We can no longer view broadband and the telecommunication infrastructures that facilitate high-speed connectivity as a luxury, but realize their import as a mission critical infrastructure. This requires a long-term approach, with sustained policy initiatives and government investment.