High-speed internet access has developed rapidly in the last decade and is increasingly viewed as essential infrastructure for the global economy. In the last six years, the number of broadband lines in the U.S. has increased from just 4 million to more than 53 million, while other countries are pulling even farther ahead. Brookings experts are examining the effects on jobs here and abroad, as well as new efforts to regulate the telecommunications industry.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks at Brookings on June 26, 2015. Photo by Paul Morigi.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler promises “pedal to the metal” on broadband access and competition
June 26, 2015, Jack Karsten and Darrell M. West
Broadband connectivity is something that many Americans today take for granted. In a Brookings event on June 26, 2015, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler highlighted the broad economic trends enabled by broadband. He argued that America will need faster broadband to accommodate these expanding services and new ones that will come online in the future.
June 26, 2015
June 23, 2015, Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell M. West
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May 27, 2015, Stuart N. Brotman
March 17, 2015, Stuart N. Brotman
January 20, 2015, Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell M. West
January 13, 2015, Blair Levin and Adie Tomer
June 13, 2014, Robert Puentes and Adie Tomer
June 11, 2014, Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell M. West
June 2, 2014, Robert E. Litan
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Darrell M. West
Vice President and Director, Governance Studies
Founding Director, Center for Technology Innovation
Distinguished Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Center for Universal Education
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