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Is 'Broadband' Just Another Name for the Internet?

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From Weekly Report

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2009 – This week marks the 19th annual conference, about “Computers, Freedom and Privacy,” which is hosted this week in Washington, D.C.

Washington has had more than its fair share of these gatherings, but it is definitely not a “Washington” event. More like Silicon Valley entrepreneurs-meets-the-Berkeley free speech movement, or cypherpunks meets copyleftists.

One question posed by the gathering, in this era in which broadband policy seems to be swallowing up the broader, decades-long politics of the Internet, is: aren’t they really one and the same? Isn’t “broadband” just another name for “the Internet?”

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