A New Vision for Economic Development

A new approach to economic development centered around the development of a municipal fiber network. Here again is a city, Wilson, treating high-speed broadband as critical infrastructure, just like water, sewer, and power. Pots and Pans: Wilson is using an approach that other cities should consider. They involve all of the stakeholders in the community … Continue reading A New Vision for Economic Development

House Democrats Plugged In On Broadband

Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) introduced Tuesday his Broadband Infrastructure Finance Innovation Act, as POLITICO reported last month would be coming. "This legislation builds on a model that already works in other sectors of the economy - a model that yields high value returns on modest investments," Lujan said in a statement. Source: Politico Morning … Continue reading House Democrats Plugged In On Broadband

How tax reform can support rural broadband

Nicol Turner-Lee Brookings Techtank: Not all U.S. communities are created equal when it comes to broadband deployment and availability. Earlier this year, my colleagues Blair Levin and Carol Mattey shared the challenges associated with deploying broadband in rural areas. According to the authors, it is not only expensive, but it does not necessarily yield a … Continue reading How tax reform can support rural broadband

5G Barriers and a Competitive Edge

by Russ Steele A recent report by the American Consumers Institute finds that consumers will benefit in hundreds of billions of dollars that will flow from the installation of 5G broadband wireless services. The barrier to realizing these economic benefits is about $250 Billion in corporate investment and a plethora of red tape from 50 … Continue reading 5G Barriers and a Competitive Edge