President-elect Barack Obama has said getting affordable high-speed Internet service to every American home would create jobs, fuel economic growth and spark innovation. Yesterday, representatives from technology and telecommunications companies, labor unions and public interest groups frequently at odds with one another agreed to provide the next president with a roadmap for how to accomplish those goals.
Because this is more important than the economy? Pushing broadband is going to fuel growth? Create Jobs?
More like it'll fuel the labor unions that provided him his $$$ to gain office.
New Coalition Drawing Up Nationwide Broadband Access Strategy - washingtonpost.com