The Need for Speed: The Importance of Next-Generation Broadband Networks

38 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2009  

Stephen J. Ezell

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Robert D. Atkinson

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Daniel Castro

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

George Ou

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: March 5, 2009

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ezell, Stephen J. and Atkinson, Robert D. and Castro, Daniel and Ou, George, The Need for Speed: The Importance of Next-Generation Broadband Networks (March 5, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1354032 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1354032

Stephen J. Ezell

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation ( email )

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Robert D. Atkinson (Contact Author)

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation ( email )

1101 K Street N.W.
Suite 610
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Daniel Castro

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation ( email )

1101 K Street NW
Suite 610
Washington, DC 20005
United States

George Ou

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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