Thursday, January 31, 2008

US Broadband Policy

As noted yesterday, the US Broadband policy is not all it can be. And the network is not being built for the future. In some cases, like New England, it is not even being built for the now. The Telco Barons didn't learn a lesson from cellular. The cellco divisions have upgraded 2G, 2.5G, 3G, now 4G. Some of that was due to technology launch. Some of it to a policy of doing as little as possible to maximize quarterly profits.

Now, "A proposal from non-profit firm EDUCAUSE suggested a way to improve broadband speed and availability in the US, to better match what other developed nations have to offer.

EDUCAUSE published a white paper called 'A Blueprint for Big Broadband' that will have the big US telecoms screaming bloody murder. Like Kevin Bacon trying to stop the onrushing crowd in Animal House, we're continually told "All is well" when it comes to broadband in the US. [webpronews]

Read more at Google Public Policy blog.

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