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Drew Clark: Congress should modernize highway funding with ‘chips,’ not ‘concrete’

Drew Clark

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WASHINGTON — So much of politics here in the nation’s capital is about moving money from someone’s pocket to someone else’s. As a result, the threat of generational or sectional warfare frequently lurks below the surface of budget debates.

That’s why it’s refreshing when think tanks and politicians disseminate ideas that can expand — rather than redistribute — the nation’s economic pie. They do this by enabling policies that unlock value-creation.

Take federal transportation funding. The worthy idea of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation is to direct no less than 5 percent of federal highway funding to information technology-based transit projects.

Source: www.deseretnews.com

Important insight from Information Technology and Innovation Foundation: High-tech transportation spending can unlock new benefts.

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Joe Supan: Why Internet Under 5 Megabits Per Second Should be Free

Broadband Breakfast Staff

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The author of this Expert Opinion is Joe Supan, senior writer at Allconnect

WASHINGTON — So much of politics here in the nation’s capital is about moving money from someone’s pocket to someone else’s. As a result, the threat of generational or sectional warfare frequently lurks below the surface of budget debates.

That’s why it’s refreshing when think tanks and politicians disseminate ideas that can expand — rather than redistribute — the nation’s economic pie. They do this by enabling policies that unlock value-creation.

Take federal transportation funding. The worthy idea of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation is to direct no less than 5 percent of federal highway funding to information technology-based transit projects.

Source: www.deseretnews.com

Important insight from Information Technology and Innovation Foundation: High-tech transportation spending can unlock new benefts.

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With Security And Cost Concerns, Telehealth Is A Double-Edged Sword: Harvard Professor

Samuel Triginelli

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Photo of Ateev Mehrotra from Harvard Medical School

WASHINGTON — So much of politics here in the nation’s capital is about moving money from someone’s pocket to someone else’s. As a result, the threat of generational or sectional warfare frequently lurks below the surface of budget debates.

That’s why it’s refreshing when think tanks and politicians disseminate ideas that can expand — rather than redistribute — the nation’s economic pie. They do this by enabling policies that unlock value-creation.

Take federal transportation funding. The worthy idea of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation is to direct no less than 5 percent of federal highway funding to information technology-based transit projects.

Source: www.deseretnews.com

Important insight from Information Technology and Innovation Foundation: High-tech transportation spending can unlock new benefts.

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SHLB Applauds House Passage of E-Rate Expansion

Derek Shumway

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Photo of John Windhausen from May 2014 by the American Library Association used with permission

WASHINGTON — So much of politics here in the nation’s capital is about moving money from someone’s pocket to someone else’s. As a result, the threat of generational or sectional warfare frequently lurks below the surface of budget debates.

That’s why it’s refreshing when think tanks and politicians disseminate ideas that can expand — rather than redistribute — the nation’s economic pie. They do this by enabling policies that unlock value-creation.

Take federal transportation funding. The worthy idea of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation is to direct no less than 5 percent of federal highway funding to information technology-based transit projects.

Source: www.deseretnews.com

Important insight from Information Technology and Innovation Foundation: High-tech transportation spending can unlock new benefts.

See on Scoop.itBroadbandPolicy

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