posted on April 06, 2011 12:28
The national broadband plan, released in March 2010, established a laudable goal for the nation: all U.S. citizens, regardless of where they live, should have access to robust broadband Internet service within 10 years.
However, the initial ability to obtain access to broadband service is but one part of the solution to unlocking the myriad benefits of broadband Internet service. Broadband must both get
to a location and stay
at that location, and
it must remain affordable. The consumer must also recognize—and continue to recognize each day and month—the value of broadband. Unless consumers actually subscribe
to broadband services at home, they will be left behind in today's online world even if broadband service has been made available to them.
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