Cisco’s John Chambers: Why America Needs A National Broadband Plan
Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers offers his thoughts and insights on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) National Broadband Plan in BusinessWeek. BusinessWeek states: “Business’ ability to compete — and Americans’ well-being — depend on fast Internet access. Washington can help push the U.S. ahead, says Cisco’s Chambers.”
“If the U.S. military ranked 17th in the world, you can bet that as a nation we would make strengthening our armed forces a national priority. Yet that’s just how the U.S. stacks up against the rest of the world in terms of access to high-speed Internet connections. The vital communications systems that make our economy work and serve as a platform for business innovation and social interactions are second-class. Sadly, many of us have accepted that.
It’s time to overcome our broadband complacency. The national broadband plan sent to Congress on Mar. 16 by the Federal Communications Commission is critical to our economic and national security. Without a plan, we simply cannot compete.”
Read and learn about the FCC’s National Broadband Plan.