High Speed Internet is essential for economic growth and global competitiveness. The United States has a lot of ground to cover just to remain competitive with other economies that have already adopted policies that facilitate job growth, business advancement, and individual achievement through access to the latest information technologies.
Broadband access is a topic we researched extensively for Boomtown USA. We felt then, as we do today, that broadband access to all corners of the United States is critical for the long term competitiveness of our country, in particular the rural regions. With high speed Internet access, anyone can become a global competitor.
–Jack Schultz, The Agurban ezine, September 9, 2008
This is why I rant on broadband. It matters. To small towns, and the small businesses that keep small towns alive.
What do I want you to do about it?
- Start a broadband provider. Service small towns and rural areas, at competitive prices.
- Find the legislative initiatives in your state. Tell your state representative (or equivalent) to support them.
- Ask your local economic developers what they are doing to increase the penetration and speed of available broadband. Volunteer to help.
What ideas do you have? I’m open!
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