Yesterday I was at Brooking on a Panel re: wireless broadband and economic growth. Audio from the event is posted on the Brookings website here and also embedded below. My notes for the opening remarks are below.
Wireless Broadband and Economic Growth
Notes for Brookings Event re: Wireless Broadband Infrastructure
J. Irons | October 17, 2011
1. Thank you for inviting me to participate in today’s forum.
2. While I am first and foremost an economist, I have also had a long-standing interest in technology and the internet. I built my first website back in the winter of 1994 when I was a graduate student at MIT – I thought it would be a good way to improve my writing skills in a place no one would ever see it. I guess I was wrong about that one.
3. When I think about the economic impact of broadband infrastructure, I tend to think about it in two ways.