- February 13, 2009
- Posted by: admin
- Categories: Blog, World Economics
Critics are questioning whether Congress and the White House are doing the right thing by funding for the expansion of broadband Internet access into the economic stimulus plan. The majority of those who don’t have broadband don’t really want it, according to research.
Among the economic stimulus proposals moving through Congress is one that fulfills an old dream of broadband boosters. It would offer substantial funding for high-speed Internet networks in corners of the country that still rely on dial-up connections or have only one broadband option.
The hope is that construction of these networks will create jobs, and that better access to broadband will spur all sorts of new economic activity. Yet not everyone agrees that broadband funding belongs in a stimulus plan.
Some critics of the idea wonder how many people will actually sign up for the new networks once they are built. Others question how many jobs broadband investments will really create. Even supporters debate whether Congress is going about funding broadband expansion the right way.
Whats your opinion?
I personally believe that providing high speed internet is the first step for developing any population and for a prosperous economic growth in a region.