While other countries energetically embrace and exploit the potential of broadband through well-conceived and financed national strategies, our nation lags behind, with no broadband strategy whatsoever. As a result, America faces a serious challenge to its economic competitiveness, as well as its global telecommunications leadership, and our citizens are denied substantial benefits from broadband that citizens in other nations are already enjoying.

On assuming office, the new President of the United States must immediately address this challenge through a bold and imaginative action plan, including signing an Executive Order to design and successfully execute a National Broadband Strategy that will enable us to catch up to and surpass our global competitors on broadband, while at the same time utilizing technology and innovation to address our nation's critical challenges. By connecting all our nation to robust and affordable broadband, the new President will extend to our citizens the opportunity to reach for the American Dream in the Digital Age.