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Do We Need to Invest More in Broadband?

Posted October 19, 2011 7:29 AM

According to a recent study, doubling broadband speed increases gross domestic product (GDP) by 3%. How, if at all, should that relationship change the way we address public funding and/or administration of communications infrastructure?

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Re: Do We Need to Invest More in Broadband?

10/19/2011 9:10 AM

The article states: Doubling the broadband speed for an economy increases GDP by 0.3%. Not 3%

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Re: Do We Need to Invest More in Broadband?

10/20/2011 12:28 AM

Forecasting is a difficult thing, especially about the future. Yogi Berra.

The last time i looked the telecomm industry was a well functioning, privately owned, heavily regulated industry. With excess capacity coming out of its collective ears. For broadband, broaderband and broadestband, if one wants it. Available right now.

So what is this loose talk about public funding and administration nobody asked for?

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