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Private Sector Is Advancing Broadband 1/20/17

January 20, 2017

As the Coalition for the New Economy has reported, broadband speeds in the United States continue to quicken. After investing more than $1.5 trillion into broadband infrastructure over the last 20 years, including $76 billion in 2015 alone, the private sector is the primary driver behind this advancement and that’s why more and more Americans …

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Internet Industry Expert: U.S. Policymakers Must Focus On Private Investment

October 19, 2016

In a Harvard Business Review article posted last week, Internet industry analyst Larry Downes argues that local, state, and federal policymakers should focus on building and improving U.S. digital infrastructure through private investment.  Note: private investment. While Downes argues for non-government investment in all types of infrastructure, including infrastructure that’s typically been funded by taxpayers, …

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Georgia Public Policy Foundation Outlines Private Broadband Investment Plan

September 15, 2016

Kelly McCutchen, president of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation (GPPF), posted a column last week on the GPPF website arguing Georgia needs a “forward-thinking telecommunication policy” to make it “a great place to live and economically competitive.” What would that plan look like. Here are McCutchen’s suggestions: Lift the state’s sales tax on telecommunications network …

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Henderson, Tenn. Gets A Gig

September 2, 2015

As the Coalition for the New Economy has consistently reported in the past, private sector broadband providers are building gigabit broadband networks all around the country and, even though government-owned broadband supporters might argue it’s the “big guys” who have a monopoly on service, the fact is smaller providers are entering the gig market too. …

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Private Sector Is Advancing Broadband

July 2, 2015

As the Coalition for the New Economy reported recently, broadband speeds in the United States continue to quicken and the digital divide continues to narrow. After investing more than $1.3 trillion into broadband infrastructure over the last 20 years, the private sector is the primary driver behind this advancement. Private sector providers continue to invest …

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Private Broadband Expanding from Florida to Kansas City and Beyond

March 10, 2015

One of the chief arguments Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and other supporters of government-owned broadband make to support their preferred policy is that private sector companies just aren’t leading the way to faster speeds. But several recent announcements defy that assertion: CenturyLink may soon be able to offer terabit speeds in Central Florida. …

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More Ways Private Investment Is Driving Broadband Advancement

August 18, 2014

According to the White House, “Responding to the increasing consumer demand for services accessed through broadband, the private sector has been driving important advances in infrastructure and technology.” Indeed, between 2009 and 2013, private sector companies invested $200 billion in wired and wireless broadband networks.  The White House report also noted, “Just two of the …

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