UPDATE: No National (STEM) Broadband Policy: Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

"FTTH: Small Cities Are Not Waiting", by Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor, Underground Construction, June 2008

The telecommunications giants are spending millions of dollars touting bundled service packages, with heavy emphasis on “high-speed” broadband internet connections that includes video programming along with local and long-distance telephone services.

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<ed.note>The Fiber-to-the-Home Council reports in the FTTH Connection newsletter on: "H. Res. 1292, a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives calling for universal availability of next-generation broadband networks with transmission speeds of 100 megabits per second by 2015."

JULY 4th DOUBLE TAXATION UPDATE: It occurs to me that this effort only truly makes geekonomic sense if they also pass The Telecommuter Tax Fairness Act so that New York State will stop discouraging interstate results-only collaborative work environments with their double taxation of out-of-state telecommuters policy.</ed.note>

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<ed.note>What folks just don’t seem to get is that the network is the killer app – neither did folks know how they would use electricity until it was built out. Cloud, Grid, Utility computing possibilities are limited by the geo-locked mindset (think anti-ROWE, Sludge) which doesn’t grasp a global market place can be competed in from anywhere on the grid and no where off of it — and misses peer-to-peer possibilities entirely. We need, as a nation, to ask "which problems can’t be better addressed by throwing more CPUs-in-parallel at them?"</ed.note>

See this, that, and the other. More. Morer. Even morer.