January 17, 2010 Leave a comment
You want to stimulate productivity and job growth in DC area? Get Sprint and Clearwire to deploy more broadband in our region first! I don’t see them doing enough.
I have been closely monitoring the effect of broadband deployment on output and employment for the past few years. There are numerous clear evidence out there supporting that broadband indeed has economic benefits and has boosted up the employment in the regions where it was deployed. We have the White House, the Congress, New America Foundation and their Open Technology Initiative, Clearwire, and Sprint in our backyard. So, why haven’t they been able to connect the dots to boost up the employment of the region?