Sunday, January 17, 2010

Visit "Broadband for America"

There is an advocacy group called “Broadband for America” (not to be confused with “Broadband America” ) which promotes the extension of broadband to all of the United States as a fundamental utility like electricity and phone. The website is here. The site encourages visitors to tell their broadband stories in Twitter fashion (130 characters or less) and provides material to show that improved broadband can provide jobs and reduce unemployment.

One job “opportunity” sticks in my mind back from about 2002, when I was still in Minneapolis. Time Warner was looking for people to go door-to-door to sell cable service, probably in new exurban developments (this was long before the housing “bust”, which seems to be easing anyway now).

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