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Lessons for Cities from the National Broadband Plan

June 8th, 2010 by Mark Wigfield - Spokesman, Omnibus Broadband Initiative.

Director of Consumer Research John Horrigan prepared this speech last week for delivery at the event "High Speed Fiber and Baltimore's Future" in Baltimore. 

Today, I would like to give you a brief “Broadband Plan 101” lesson – and do so in a way that leaves you with a sense of how Baltimore can put broadband to work for economic and community development. The grand vision, as laid out in the National Broadband Plan (NBP), is to have 90% of America connected to 100 Mbps home broadband by 2020. It is heartening to see Baltimore – the place I call home – be one of the first cities since the Plan’s release to convene an event focused on how best to use high-speed connectivity for economic and community development.

[Read the full speech here.]

One Response to “Lessons for Cities from the National Broadband Plan”

  1. margaret jacobson says:

    can baltimore build its own broadband in the near future?

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