A New Mindset

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I’m here to talk about why and how against this backdrop we as a nation need to graduate to a fundamentally new mindset with regard to how our government partners with and approaches technology … leaving behind a mindset rooted in fear and articulated through regulatory fiat … and re-rooting in the modern-day reality of an interconnected planet driven by the tools and technology of broadband. It is time to arrive at a global understanding … with America in the lead…of a new approach…based in collaboration and partnership around unlocking shared possibilities and yes, managing, collective risk. It’s the right moment to have these conversations and pivot to this new paradigm. Fearless is not the absence of fear. It’s the ability to move forward—smartly, effectively, collaboratively and to the broadest possible benefit—despite risks. We need to be fearless in pursuit of all that innovation promises. We need to be relentless in our efforts to ensure the promise and power of broadband can reach every part of our nation efficiently, quickly and affordably. And, together, we need to be fierce in defense of the cybersecurity partnership that will make it possible.

USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter at 1BusinessWorld Global Cyber Conference