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Our Innovation Infrastructure: Opportunities and Challenges

November 15th, 2010 by George Krebs

Earlier today, Chairman Genachowski spoke at the annaul meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners in Atlanta. In concert with the conference's "Keeping the Focus" theme, the Chairman spoke to the primary focus of the FCC: the economy and jobs. We're serving this mission through harnessing the opportunities of communications technology and putting an emphasis on innovation.

Read Chairman Genachowski's full speech.

(This is cross-posted on The Official FCC Blog.)

One Response to “Our Innovation Infrastructure: Opportunities and Challenges”

  1. David Deans says:

    I recall reading "Innovation Nation: How America Is Losing Its Innovation Edge" by John Kao back in 2007. Frankly, the general reaction to the theme of the book initially surprised me.

    But then I was reminded that *denial* has historically been the way that most proud leaders have responded to the apparent shift in the balance of power within the Global Networked Economy.

    There is always hope that pride will not stand in the way of much needed progress to address the key issues that were raised by Mr. Kao's assessment. Perhaps once U.S. policymakers can cast aside that initial reaction, then the process of recovery will begin -- but not until then.

    BTW, I remain hopeful -- regardless of the results from recent global competitiveness studies.

    David Deans
    Connected Life Exchange
    http://blogs.cisco.com/cle/

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