Broadband’s Leverage in the U.S. Economy

03.12.2013

It is an accepted fact that broadband plays an important role in the U.S. economy, but exactly what does this mean and how does it work? USTelecom Industry Analyst Patrick Brogan takes a close look at this question in his analysis of the role of broadband networks in supporting economic growth through innovation and productivity.

Through broadband connectivity, innovations can flow across all sectors of the economy, driving productivity gains as individuals and organizations integrate new technologies and processes, Brogan explains.  Therefore, a primary objective of communications policy should be to encourage the rapid and efficient deployment of more and better broadband capability to fuel the creation and diffusion of productivity-enhancing innovations. We can accomplish this in part by removing barriers to investment by broadband providers, removing legacy burdens and encouraging the migration to Internet Protocol networks for consumers and enterprises.

 

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