universal access @ home
We believe that high speed Internet is essential for economic growth, job creation, and global competitiveness. High-tech innovation, job growth, telemedicine, distance learning, rural development, public safety, e-government and solutions to environmental problems require truly high-speed, universal networks. So every household should have access to reliable access to the Internet and internet related technology.
The Digital Divide
There is a large segment of emerging populations without high speed Internet. Those who “go without” are left out of the advantages of high speed Internet in areas as diverse as economic development, higher education, health, civic participation and information access. Universal Internet access would ensure that everyone has the chance to reap these benefits, and that no one is forced to remain on the wrong side of the digital divide.
We need high speed, universal networks to obtain the full benefits of the information and technology revolution. Internet applications such as medical monitoring that allows a doctor to screen a patient at home or distance learning that permits a student to participate in classroom discussion with two-way video connection or enterprise data digitization and process automation, all require high-capacity two-way networks.
Universal Internet Access
High speed Internet access is as vital today as other essential services such as phone, water or electric services. Those without these services – particularly people in rural areas or low-income households are left stranded on the wrong side of the digital divide.