Broadband has significantly contributed to bringing an exponential increase in the flow of knowledge and commerce. As a result, broadband access has been catapulted into the national dialogue as more organizations, leaders, and people understand the importance of being connected.
A recent interview in Politic365, featuring Senator Menendez of New Jersey, touched on several important issues relating to broadband. Senator Menendez was very quick to point out that broadband technology, especially wireless, is extremely consequential for the future of America and Hispanics. From an economic perspective, broadband is not only a growing market segment, but serves as a catalyst for growth and commerce. Small businesses have found that broadband is critical to their future and offers the potential to allow them to be competitive.
More importantly, Senator Menendez shows a clear understanding that the issue of access, especially in Latino, minority, rural, and other underserved communities, is important for the future. Making sure that all of America is properly connected is a major concern which has broad and meaningful implications to education, the economy, and the marketplace. In the case of the Latino community, greater broadband build out and access will be a job creator, strengthen Hispanic businesses, promote competition, and connect users to the world.
It is a pleasure to hear that broadband issues are continued to be covered and are on the radar of our nation’s elected leaders. Getting America connected to the digital age is too important of an issue for policymakers and elected leaders to ignore.