The Kokomo Tribune’s Daniel Human (via TMC Net) has a report on “Empowering America: Broadband’s Role in Growing the Economy,” a recent panel discussion at Ball State University:
[S]peakers explained how high-speed Internet and WiFi help companies grow, students learn more and doctors keep their patients healthier.
However, obstacles remain, like monthly costs and changes to small communities that are often unwilling to change.
As Human reports, own Bruce Mehlman participated in the discussion:
Panelists Bruce Mehlman, chairman of the Internet Innovation Alliance, and Michael Hicks, an economist at Ball State, said the economy had more to gain by the federal government relaxing restrictions on the companies that provide the Internet, allowing the industry to evolve on its own.