The State of Broadband Infrastructure in the US
The hour's call-in topic will be: Communication and Information Technology Infrastructure
- What do we mean by "broadband"?
- What kinds of "divides" are important when we think about Internet use? (income, race, rural/urban ...)
- About The RED Project -- a survey of Wi-Fi use.
- Is wireless Internet the future?
- Congestion in unlicensed wireless.
- Is decentralized wireless predictable or not?
- What's the difference between 3G and Wi-Fi?
- How does broadband policy in the US differ from other countries (esp. Europe)?
- What are the prospects for rural vs. urban communication infrastructure?
- Is rural infrastructure really more expensive? Does the government have to be involved?
- Is it reasonable to use the law to mandate that all buildings be broadband-ready?
- Are some broadband providers more reliable (or faster) than others?
- Why do people adopt broadband?
- How can local people get involved in broadband infrastructure in this area?
- Should broadband be a national issue or a local one?
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