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Obama: ‘We’ll Renew Our Information Superhighway’

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A day after the dismal news that the United States lost 553,000 jobs in November, President-elect Barack Obama outlined some of his job creation and economic recovery plans — including a strong emphasis on improving broadband access. In his regular Saturday morning message, Obama promised “the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the federal highway system in the 1950s” and “the most sweeping effort to modernize and upgrade school buildings that this country has ever seen.” Then the president-elect — who made a point from the beginning of distributing his message online through YouTube as well as traditional radio — placed broadband alongside those efforts: “As we renew our schools and highways, we

2 Responses to “Obama: ‘We’ll Renew Our Information Superhighway’”

  1. Yeah… Watch out people: an internet tax is coming…
    One Democratic administration already had a good idea of relaxing the bank regulations and allowing everyone to have access to cheap credit to buy or build houses — now we pay billions for the results of that experiment. Who and how much is going to pay for Mr Obama's Internet for all?

  2. Alexandre

    Maybe this country invented the internet because A) taxes are low, so entrepreneurs can succeed and B) people are not forced to adopt what the government feels is right for them.