The Need for Speed: The Importance of Next-Generation Broadband Networks

Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
The St. Regis Hotel
923 16th and K Streets, N.W. Chandelier Room
Washington, DC, DC 20005
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ITIF releases a report on the need for next-generation broadband in the United States. The report documents how the transformative functionalities that next-generation broadband enables will unlock a wave of innovative new Web applications, delivering benefits to consumers, society, businesses, and the economy. While getting broadband service to the Americans who lack it is an important policy target, the report argues that supporting the deployment of faster broadband networks will be crucial to enabling next-generation Web-based applications and services that will play important roles in improving quality of life and boosting economic growth.

Panelists: 
Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Stephen Ezell
Director of Global Innovation Policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Tom Galvin
President
463 Communications
Jeffrey Campbell
Director, Technology and Communications
Cisco Systems
John Windhausen Jr.
President
Telepoly
Chris Vein
CIO of Global Information and Communications Technology Development
World Bank