Obama’s focus on broadband


With South Africa looking forward to the launch of the Seacom fibre optic cable which will dramatically improve the country’s broadband capabilities, comes the news that President Barack Obama’s administration is zoned in on broadband and wants to engage in the national broadband plan.

Obama administration member Susan Crawford addressed a Free Press gathering in Washington this week, saying universal access to broadband is key to economic growth and could be crucial to the future of journalism. She described broadband as “the new essential infrastrcture” and said that news was “moving online”. (Source: Broadcasting and Cable)


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