In an opinion piece for the Huffington Post, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Javier Palomarez (who is also one of our Broadband Ambassadors) highlights the important role wired and wireless broadband play in the health of small businesses:
Perhaps one of the most effective means to small business opportunity and expansion has been the deployment and availability of high-speed Internet. The Internet has enabled both individuals and businesses to connect virtually, tearing down geographical constraints and allowing for larger customer bases nationally and globally. As mobile broadband increasingly becomes the Hispanic community’s primary choice for connecting to the Internet, more advanced and higher-speed networks are driving continued growth and new business models. Mobility has allowed business operations to expand, and in turn have allowed job-creators to be more competitive in the global market - offering goods and services anytime, anywhere.
To continue unleashing the business and social potential enabled by wireless technology, however, depends on making enough “spectrum” available to the mobile providers, so they can keep up with consumer demand and continue to offer high-speed and dependable service at lower costs to producers.
Head on over to the Huffington Post to read Palomarez’s full piece.