How governments can navigate technologies, infrastructure, and market players to create globally competitive, equitable service for residents and businesses.
For cities and states, it drives economic growth and attracts 21st century innovative businesses and the talent they desire. On the flip side, the absence of quality broadband options is increasingly a non-starter for economic growth in rural areas, small cities, and even sections of global metropolises.
Broadband access is associated with increased educational attainment and economic development. And as Smart City applications are becoming more and more attractive, and the proliferation of devices relies on ubiquitous broadband.