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Will A National Broadband Strategy Solve the Crisis in Journalism?

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From Weekly Report

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2009 – The United States desperately needs a national broadband strategy, agreed a wide range of telecommunications experts, speaking last week at a conference on “Changing Media” at the Newseum in Washington.

The speakers at the conference differed on whether the policy should be run by the White House or the Federal Communications Commission.

But either way, the air of excitement toward broadband policy is strong. It’s almost enough to overpower the mournful backward glance that many have recently been offering for the old media.

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Drew Clark is the Editor and Publisher of and President of the Rural Telecommunications Congress. He is an attorney who works with cities, communities and companies to promote the benefits of internet connectivity. The articles and posts on and affiliated social media, including 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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