Broadband is Just Like Roads
There are many similarities between community road systems and broadband, which can be thought of as digital road systems. Both are used to support and facilitate commerce both within the community and to connect the community to other regions. Like physical roads, broadband has become a business essential and an economic development issue. Communities without good roads were not competitive economically during the Manufacturing Economy of the twentieth century, and communities without good digital road systems are not going to be competitive in the Knowledge Economy of the twenty-first century.