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So says the Fed.  And it looks like they are putting teeth behind an effort to get the ball rolling.  Have a look at here, as it sums up my concern over this trend:

“It’s just the cost of doing business,” Lewis said. “I have to sell one more car a month to pay for Internet access we don’t get.” Otherwise, he said, “we can’t sell cars.”

One particular piece of data that we all ought to chew on?  Connected Nation offers insight into the economic impact:

Connected Nation, a nonprofit group based in Washington that works to expand broadband adoption, projected that raising the broadband adoption rate by 7 percentage points nationwide would reap $134 billion a year in immediate economic impact.

I plan to bring this issue to the NEDA board to see what our professional association should do about it.  Your input would be helpful, and sharing would be essential.  A long while back I polled you all to see if you were happy with your connectivity.  Take the poll again here.

One more thing – Happy Monday!


Written by Caleb

December 28, 2009 at 5:19 pm

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