Broadband-enabled IT applications reduce energy consumption and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Broadband is already contributing to greater energy efficiency. Broadband applications will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than a billion tons by 2018 -equivalent to reducing oil imports by 11 percent.
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