Thanks to Wall Street greed and malfeasance in Washington, our fragile economy and the president who inherited it, there was no other option.
"The Obama administration and the Congress want to stimulate broadband development, but the rules for doing so are not clear and won't be until a good chunk of this stimulus funding has already been spent."
The Vital role of art, architecture, culture and commerce.
John McCain, who served for many years as a member of the Subcommittee on Commerce responsible for telecom issues, and for several years as chairman of the committee, has had a long and reasonably attentive interest in technology.
San Diego Association of Governments presents strategy for the future.
Our system of education sadly needs not simply reform, but a complete overhaul.
"In Northern Ireland, it is religious, in Canada it is linguistic, in Belgium it is linguistic, and in Nigeria it is tribal."
If America does capture the high ground in this latest effort to lead the world economy ... it will do so because the hearse is now at the back door of our current economic situation
Campaign designed to encourage dissent and dialogue did, in fact, result in dissent and even protest. Although the so-called elite never seriously entertained the propaganda program, it ended soon and dissent was squelched
"China must export $100 million in assembled products or 800 million shoes in exchange for the value of one Boeing aircraft"
There is a strong and growing desire on the part of cities and communities across America to help shape their own basic communications infrastructure for the 21st century
America need not rush out to create a new bureaucracy to mimic Europe's approach to solving the privacy dilemma, but Americans deserve much more respect from the institutions, both public and private, that serve them
Except for little Dubai which boasts the largest Internet facility in the world, we know little about Arab hopes for an IT future
"Keep your tax incentives and highway interchanges; we will go where the highly skilled people are."
Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Oakland, California and Chattanooga, Tennessee, are leapfrogging other cities by capitalizing on the advantages of "proximity and collaboration"
"Corporations themselves are somewhat stateless and as a result national governments are losing their ability to control much of what happens within their jurisdictions"
This "go-it-alone, America first policy" may be appealing to our conservative and sadly, nationalistic instincts. Yet such narrow thinking will not only weaken our technological lead, it will continue to undermine our basic freedoms in the world
China has a long history of limiting free expression and periodically calls a meeting of top editors and media professionals from around the nation to warn them against political reporting
Prices are continuing to escalate, genuine choices have been narrowed, and service quality has reached an abysmal low
"Their argument is that the municipality is subsidizing what would otherwise be a competitive telecommunications service. Nothing could be further from the truth"
"Competing interests have intensified a national campaign to quash municipal wireless initiatives like Philadelphia's. Clearly our national communications policies are bankrupt."
Nurturing the connected community for the creative age
'The telco and cable interests have now joined hands to make sure no other city in Pennsylvania gets as creative.'