Monday, July 28, 2008

Virginia governor links broadband buildout to reduced transportation infrastructure demand

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine believes building out broadband infrastructure can reduce the strain on transportation infrastructure by allowing more information workers -- many of whom live in Northern Virginia and commute to Washington -- to telecommute.


Kaine's observation, contained in a report on a panel discussion last week coinciding with the release of papers by the Brookings Institution, has broad implications given that many of nation's roads and highways are deteriorating at the same time oil prices have sent gasoline above $4 a gallon.


Read the full report by Drew Clark of BroadbandCensus.com here, which includes links to the Brookings Institution papers.

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