WASHINGTON (March 10, 2014) - In March 2010, at the request of Congress, the Obama administration created a strategy for expanding the availability and adoption of high-speed Internet nationwide. The National Broadband Plan included specific proposals to address "national purposes" through expanded access, including job creation and economic growth, public safety and homeland security, health care, and energy independence and efficiency.
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) reunites the team from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that spearheaded the development and implementation of the National Broadband Plan for a panel discussion on its effectiveness in integrating high-speed internet into key components of society. It will also assess how recent developments, such as the net neutrality decision and the upcoming wireless auctions, will impact digital adoption in vertical markets moving forward. The event will take place Wednesday, March 1