Disconnected Condemnation

Robert D. Atkinson January 14, 2008
January 14, 2008

In a recent blog post, Art Brodsky, Director of Communications at the advocacy group Public Knowledge, launched a broadside attack on ConnectKentucky and Connected Nation, public private partnerships focused on bringing broadband telecommunications to rural communities. ITIF President Rob Atkinson responds with a posting on the Alliance for Public Technology’s blog, arguing that Brodsky’s attack is not only misguided and illogical, but is motivated by a kind of Internet populism, rather than by the pragmatic goal of bringing broadband to rural Americans.