To Strengthen Our Infrastructure, Invest in Rural Broadband

April 27, 2017

If new infrastructure spending is to be effective in growing the economy long term, and not just a Keynesian sugar high, it must move beyond simple concrete and rebar, writes Doug Brake in The Ripon Forum. Any infrastructure package should focus on smart infrastructure that integrates both physical and digital aspects, and at least some support should go to pure digital infrastructure. Smart infrastructure and robust broadband networks can deliver the next wave of innovation and economic growth.