A feel good story from the folks at Google! They are planning on giving all Americans open broadband access!
Well, actually, not exactly! What they are doing however is becoming involved in the launch of the “Internet for Everyone” campaign.
Internet for Everyone is an initiative by public interest, civic and industry groups in the US whose goal is to give open broadband access for every American and Google has stepped in to lend a hand.
The campaign is based on four principles: Access, Choice, Openness and Innovation and the reason why Google has joined in is because “making the Internet accessible to more Americans is part of our corporate DNA.” states Richard Whitt, Google’s Washington Telecom and Media Counsel.
Whitt explains that “we must develop a comprehensive, forward-looking national innovation strategy to address and forestall America’s technological decline. The Net’s future has every potential to be bright, but it will happen only if we ensure that everyone has access to its broadband on-ramps.”
Considering that nearly 20 million Americans live in areas that are not served by a single broadband provider this certainly is a great initiative to make internet access available for all. I hope that Google can really help make an impact in this campaign as it helps all Americans.