In March 2010, at the request of Congress, the Obama administration presented a strategy for expanding the availability and adoption of broadband Internet access nationwide. The National Broadband Plan included specific proposals to address "national purposes" through expanded broadband access, including job creation and economic growth, consumer welfare, civic participation, public safety and homeland security, health care, and energy independence and efficiency.
ITIF reunites the team from the Federal Communications Commission that spearheaded the development of recommendations to integrate broadband into key components of society and people's daily lives. The team provides an update on the plan's effectiveness in achieving these national purposes during what has already been an eventful year for Internet policy action and debate. Lunch will be provided.