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Expert Opinion: Broadcast Broadband to Everyone: Messaging Beyond the Inner Circle

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At MIO, we’re well aware that broadband isn’t being used to its full potential because not enough of the right people know what it is or what it can do for them. And since they don’t know what they’re missing, they’re not asking policymakers or the companies that provide broadband to make it more accessible. This is, in essence, the underlying problem that will perpetuate the digital divide.

Our nation’s goal is to decrease that divide: to help key decision-makers understand what broadband is and why they need it; encourage companies and policymakers to make it widely available; and help communities make the most of the opportunities it offers for economic development, increased quality and reach of services, and jobs.

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Tech Policy, Broadband Still at Top of Obama's List, Says Crawford

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WASHINGTON, June 2, 2009 – Just 133 days into the Obama administration, technology policy and broadband deployment are issues “at the heart of this administration’s plans for the future,” special assistant to the president for science, technology and innovation policy Susan Crawford said Tuesday during opening remarks at the Computers, Freedom, Privacy conference in Washington.

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Efficacy, Timing of Broadband Stimulus at Issue for Experts, Economists

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WASHINGTON, February 11, 2009 – As the economic stimulus legislation entered conference negotiations Tuesday after Senate passage, the broadband stimulus provisions were the subject of fierce criticism by a panel of economists at the American Enterprise Institute.

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