Friday, April 30, 2010

A Bit About Broadband

Through recent Twitter wanderings I happened across an interesting group who have identified a strategically important cause and dedicated themselves to advancing it. Broadband is a term commonly discussed but its affect on our society undervalued.

Broadband for America is raising awareness of precisely how broadband, and the need for improvements in it, enable many things, not the least of which is rapid growth in our economy. To follow Broadband for America on Twitter click here @broadband4us.

I feel strongly about the need for ever-improving broadband and I am convinced the Internet access we are accustomed to is just the beginning...the World Wide Web is truly an infant.  There is good reason to believe that advanced technology and policy will coalesce with our creative population to generate outstanding economic and social returns for generations and broadband will be central to success.

The following is an excerpt from a recent Broadband for America post the touches on some very important developments:

A Bit About Broadband

I have a soft spot for unsung heroes and today’s post highlights one that virtually everyone takes for granted. I’ll get to that in a bit.
Broadband for America is on a mission to bring high speed Internet to every individual and business in the country. This is a lofty and virtuous goal. At the risk of sounding alarmist, a goal so important that failure to make significant progress threatens America’s greatest strength, that of innovation-driven commerce.

Innovation and Small Business

Broadband, computer technology, the World Wide Web, and courage combine to expand the arena for all to enter. Efficient and frugal exchange is a leveler; an opportunity to unleash creativity and innovation, to establish an audience, to test a new idea or market, to bring value and prosper; a mechanism to engage the talents of an entire population and restore economic strength at a time when we most need more men, and women, in the arena.

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