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Since the advent of the internet more than 30 years ago, the United States has been a global leader in the deployment of new internet technologies and broadband infrastructure, almost all of which were based on private rather than public investments.
Circumstances have dramatically changed in the past two years. The United States is losing technological leadership in wireless 5G, and millions of Americans have little access to broadband services. Congress has appropriated many tens of billions of dollars for broadband deployment, but it remains to be seen whether and by how much the federal experiment of large-scale government funding will improve communications services for ordinary Americans.
Please join Hudson Senior Fellow Harold Furchtgott-Roth for a discussion with Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr to discuss the new federal programs for broadband.