06 Jul '11, 12pm

Why Broadband is a Lynchpin of a Sustainable Global Economy

Why Broadband is a Lynchpin of a Sustainable Global Economy

Investing in broadband to develop robust and high speed communications networks will help grow the world's economy without also growing greenhouse gas emissions. But we need to acknowledge the urgency of the situation in which we find ourselves today. Greenhouse gas emissions grew to the highest output in history in 2010, the International Energy Agency (IEA) recently announced. As a result, there is an urgency to invest in technology that can produce innovative breakthroughs that can be scaled across industry sectors in the shortest possible time. A range of technologies will play a crucial role in the transition to a successful growing economy where economic growth is de-linked from growth in greenhouse gas emissions. Broadband is one such example, the Carbon Disclosure Project found in its new paper , "Building a 21st Century Communications Economy." Broadband can cut g...

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