Contributed by: filbert Thursday, January 31 2008 @ 04:03 PM CST
The US is in desperate need of 100Mbps “big broadband.” That’s the conclusion of a new report from EDUCAUSE[*2] (PDF), a group that represents IT managers at over 2,200 colleges and universities. But these 100Mbps connections are coming slowly; in the meantime, countries like Japan already have them. To avoid falling further behind, the report calls for a national broadband policy to be passed this year, one that includes $100 billion for a fiber-to-the-home infrastructure that will connect every household and business in the country.
It would be the electronic equivalent of the Interstate Highway System, I guess. But the Interstates wound up killing off the railroads. Was that a good trade? Maybe. Maybe not.