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Housing Secretary Donovan Compares National Broadband Plan to Interstate Highway System

FCC, National Broadband Plan March 10th, 2010

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2010 – Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan on Tuesday compared broadband expansion in the United States to the development of the interstate highway system under President Eisenhower, speaking at the Knight Center for Digital Inclusion.

Also speaking at the event was Federal Communications Commissioner Chairman Julius Genachowski, who addressed the various impacts of broadband on the wider economy and the need for expansion in order to spur innovation. Genachowski also commented on the fact that the United States has fallen behind on key metrics; once number two globally, the United States has fallen to a distant 15 in connectivity.

Broadband Access Not Enough to Stimulate Adoption, Non-Profit Representatives and Consulting Firm Agree

Broadband's Impact June 17th, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2009 – The effort to increase broadband adoption has mainly focused on increasing broadband access and availability to drive demand, this may not be enough to increase broadband adoption.

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