The Obama administration has been taking a lot of flack on the lack of impact its stimulus package has had on the economy. My seven followers on Twitter, Linkedin, and Facebook (combined) can attest to the fact that I am not the biggest fan of the Administration’s economic policies.
Broadband is another issue, however, and I give the Administration its “propers” for including broadband deployment in its infrastructure play.
Politic365.com’s Kenneth Mallory included a very relevant quote in a piece about a recent symposium on broadband deployment hosted by the Internet Innovation Alliance.
“And for those businesses who are willing to embrace it, and for those people who are willing to get out there and make their own jobs embracing technology, there are opportunities.”
I can relate to this quote, having worked online for two employers and now for myself over the past twelve years.
Not to say that broadband is the fix all, cure all for our economic woes, but for the entrepreneur who can bring her skills to providing back office, research, administrative, and legal services, while maintaining a residence in a rural, insular, or underserved urban community, broadband plays an important role in job creation.