Broadband as a vehicle for social transformation
What a concept. At the heart of the public policy debate for broadband improvement are the implications of universal broadband service in every American home. What such transformation brings to ordinary consumers, entrepreneurs, employers and employees — even the digital economy as a whole, is open for debate. At the heart of it is an argument over who is best suited to deliver that transformation – private industry or government, or perhaps both. It’s an argument at the heart of various public policy debates these days, be they on health care, the environment, energy, housing, or telecommunications.