Video: President Obama Announces New Steps to Create Affordable High-Speed Broadband
The state of Internet broadband access in the US is a national disgrace, and the big providers have very little incentive to change it because they have de facto monopolies and are able to charge exorbitant prices for sub-par service. It’s good to see the President working on solutions to this very important problem. Treating the Internet as a locally-owned public utility is a great place to start.
President Obama speaks on the need for affordable high-speed broadband for all Americans, and how certain small cities and towns are taking steps to lay a foundation for broadband access that rivals the most connected cites in the world.
Here’s a related audio segment from NPR’s All Things Considered: