The need for a robust stimulus package provides a unique opportunity to spur the deployment of broadband telecommunications, and as ITIF has documented, to create or retain a substantial number of jobs. But unless broadband stimulus measures are crafted in a way that spur the most investment for a given amount of public support, the opportunity for economic stimulus and broadband deployment will be reduced.
This event will discuss current and proposed broadband stimulus proposals and what provisions are most important to ensuring the greatest possible impact on broadband deployment.
Date: Friday, February 6, 2009
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Place: Room HC-6, U.S. Capitol (map)
Robert Atkinson (bio)
President, The Information and Innovation Foundation
Telecommunications Policy Director, Communications Workers of America