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The Internet: More Than Digital Voice or High-Definition Television

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From BroadbandCensus.com Weekly Report

DALLAS, May 4, 2009 – Broadband is and must be more than better-quality voice signals, higher-definition television, and more digital products bundled together, internet visionary David Isenberg said at the Broadband Properties conference here.

In a keynote address during the three-day conference last week, Isenberg – creator of the annual Freedom to Connect conference – attempted to take “the 30,000 foot view about why the work that we do is important.”

To Isenberg, Broadband needs to be about more than duct-work and fiber-optic splices and electrical engineering
protocols. It must include person-to-person communications. In short, broadband needs to be about the Internet.

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Drew Clark is the Editor and Publisher of BroadbandBreakfast.com and President of the Rural Telecommunications Congress. His telecommunications-focused law firm, Drew Clark PLLC, works with cities, rural communities and state economic development entities to promote the benefits of internet connectivity. The articles and posts on BroadbandBreakfast.com and affiliated social media, including LinkedIN and the BroadbandCensus Twitter feed are not legal advice or legal services, do not constitute the creation of an attorney-client privilege, and represent the views of their respective authors.

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