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Speech to NARUC on Wireless Broadband

July 28, 2008

This afternoon I’ll be addressing the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners on a panel entitled “Wireless Broadband: Has Its Time Arrived?”

Since I don’t think I’ll have any video to share, I want to post my remarks here so you all can read along about what I think about the present and future of wireless broadband and how it should be perceived relative to wireline

Hello, I’d like to thank Commissioner Jones for the opportunity to address this esteemed audience today.

He’s asked me to provide a mile-high view of what all this means in terms of the ever-shifting paradigm of telecommunications in the 21st century. That’s what I try to do on my blog every day: make sense of how broadband can help make America great.

Ultimately that’s what this is all about for me: harnessing the power of technology to expand opportunities and make more efficient all parts of society. While AT&T does sponsor the blog, my only interests are in what’s best for America, not any individual company.

So today we’re discussing wireless broadband. Has its time finally arrived?

On many fronts I can confidently say a resounding “Yes!”, but in order to better understand what this all means it’s important to acknowledge the nuances and limitations of wireless broadband in order to understand where its true potential lies.

…continue reading – Wireless Broadband: Has Its Time Arrived?

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