"We Can't All Be in Google's Kansas: A Plan for Winning the Bandwidth Race"
October 2, 2012
Author: Susan P. Crawford, Former Faculty Affiliate, Information and Communications Technology and Public Policy Project, January–December 2012
Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Information and Communications Technology and Public Policy; Science, Technology, and Public Policy
"Even though America is in a "global bandwidth race" and our "nation's future economic security is tied to frictionless and speedy access to information," according to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's latest speech — we don't have a plan for winning that race.
And our current incumbent providers are not going to help. They're not going to be the ones rolling out the fiber-to-the-home networks that could provide this speedy access to information. Why? They have no incentive to do so. Because they never enter one another's territories, they don't face the competition that might spur such expansion...."
Continue reading: http://www.wired.com/opinion/2012/10/bandwidth-race-plan/
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