Broadband and wireless technologies are key elements of our nation’s economic, social and civic development. With the Federal Communications Commission’s stated goals of bringing broadband access to all Americans, it is crucial to determine how to be innovative when investing in broadband infrastructure. How will infrastructure development be funded? What is the proper mix of financial resources? How can we identify emerging technologies that will serve citizens and businesses?
On November 9, the Brookings Institution hosted a policy forum to answer those questions and to discuss ways to overcome barriers to developing our broadband infrastructure. Brookings Vice President Darrell West moderated a panel of experts exploring ways to move our national broadband policy forward.
After the program, the panelists took audience questions.