January 2, 2009

A Consideration of the Future of the Internet

The Internet is now being pushed to its limits by the phenomenal success of innovative applications in social networking, community communications and business innovation. While other countries are making major investments in their high speed fiber infrastructure to provide the right network for the global marketplace, the U.S. languishes in the Cable Modem-DSL universe that is neither sufficient nor future proofed to insure our continuing viability as a leader in technology.

The National Public Lightpath is a vision, plan and consortium of Public Broadcasting, Community Based Organizations, Industry and people working to create a national high speed network agenda that leverages the strength and vision of universities in partnership with the public and private sectors. In this video, Joaquin Alvarado talks about the benefits of creating "gigabit" networks and how they could be used to teach civics to students worldwide.


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