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ERIC Number: ED508935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr-18
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Unleashing Waves of Innovation: Transformative Broadband for America's Future. Version 18
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
A forward-thinking National Broadband Strategy should focus on the transformative power of advanced networks to unleash new waves of innovation, jobs, economic growth, and national competitiveness. Such a strategy should create new tools to deliver health care, education, and a low carbon economy. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act broadband decisions should target high-impact investments with these criteria in mind. They should seek to rebuild U.S. global leadership in networking and in the economic innovations that networking can create. Broadband investments should "pull from the future." To "pull from the future," this paper advocates (1) investing in colleges and universities and their partners to launch next-generation infrastructure for research, education and health and (2) investing in state broadband plans that build on, and take leadership from, existing state and regional networks that already connect colleges and universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, libraries, hospitals, clinics, government agencies, agricultural extension sites, and community centers. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. P.O. Box 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752. Tel: 303-541-0200; Fax: 303-541-0291; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education