Why Broadband and Telecommuting Are Transportation Issues

Telecommuting should be considered an aspect of transportation, according to this piece from <em>New Geography</em>.
July 10, 2009, 5am PDT | Nate Berg
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One way policy can encourage it is through the expansion of broadband internet access as a critical element of transportation infrastructure.

"Whereas the infrastructure for cars, buses and trains consists of roads and rails, the infrastructure required for telecommuting is broadband. Fortunately for the framers of the new transportation package, the stimulus legislation already provides significant funding - over $7 billion - to expand access to broadband. The transportation legislation should provide more. It should also expressly encourage the use of that broadband to telecommute."

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Published on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 in New Geography
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