The remarkable broadband world we live in today was enabled by sound public-policy decisions made more than a decade ago, which encouraged investment and innovation around wireline and wireless technologies and the Internet. As a result, high-speed broadband technologies and services benefit the lives of consumers, as well as businesses, educational institutions and government by enhancing U.S. competitiveness, productivity and economic growth.
Broadband also enables private-sector solutions for public-policy challenges in areas such as education, healthcare and energy management. To ensure ongoing investment, innovation and growth in broadband, and to meet the needs of consumers and the communities we serve, Verizon has a long history of working cooperatively with government officials to help shape sound public policies.
Verizon seeks to encourage intelligent discussion of public policy issues affecting the telecommunications industry and Verizon in particular. We post our points of view regularly, engage in conversation and react to relevant blogosphere conversation.