The Need for Speed: The Importance of Next-Generation Broadband Networks
38 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2009
Date Written: March 5, 2009
In this report, ITIF argues that supporting the deployment of faster broadband networks will be crucial to enabling next-generation Web-based applications and services that will play important roles in improving quality of life and boosting economic growth. While getting broadband service to the Americans who lack it is an important policy target, next-generation broadband will deliver a wave of new benefits to consumers, society, businesses, and the economy.
Keywords: broadband, fiber, DSL, cable, Internet, Internet2, economy
JEL Classification: L96, L86
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