A Blueprint for Big Broadband: Lessons Learned on Broadband Deployment


The United States has fallen behind its international competitors in broadband deployment, price, and openness in part because it has no national broadband policy. In contrast, most other countries adopted proactive programs to address the broadband needs of their citizens at the beginning of the decade that are now proving successful. Several states are now developing their own broadband plans because of the void at the national level. This session will propose an action plan for the nation based on the lessons learned from Europe, Asia, and some U.S. states. The broadband blueprint is intended to stimulate investment in big broadband networks while advancing the kind of competition and openness that has been shown to serve the needs of consumers and Internet entrepreneurs.

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    A Blueprint for Big Broadband: Presentation to the Net@EDU Conference

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    A Blueprint for Big Broadband: An EDUCAUSE White Paper