Contributors to the development of the Commission’s National Broadband Plan, Erik Garr and Blair Levin of the Aspen Institute, are asking Americans to stop comparing America’s networks to those of other countries and actually focus on how our networks can be used to deliver important services, particularly in education – according to a Washington Post editorial.
The opinion, which also included Diamond Management and Technology Consultants Inc., a company dedicated to developing and implementing business strategies that capitalize on changing market forces and technology, states that “America’s education system is not leveraging the capabilities of the broadband and digital technologies to the maximum.” The editorial goes further in stating that education is just one area in which broadband can prove useful in the delivery of services. Other promising industries include health care and public safety.
The U.S. has much to gain from broadband technology. Americans need to take notice and understand that when the transformative power of broadband resonates with Americans – consumer and market demand will lead to even greater innovation in these fronts.