Incentivizing Broadband Investment

In the future, innovative technologies will push broadband consumer demand for more data, more speed, and more bandwidth. With dramatic increases in wireless customers, wireless devices, and applications, it is expected that consumer data usage will more than double from 2015 to 2020. While AT&T has already spent over $100 billion on its U.S.-based wireless and wireline networks, billions more must be invested to support the broadband network of the future.

To incentivise continued broadband investment and innovation, new internet policies need to be as nimble as the devices and networks on which we rely. Under a common-sense policy framework companies across the internet ecosystem will be able to offer consumers a steady stream of innovation, expanded connectivity, and increased value.

21st Century Broadband Policies Needed to Spur American Innovation & Investment

The Internet plays a vital role in the social and economic fabric of our nation. It is a critical platform for ensuring freedom of expression and is a cornerstone of our 21st century global economy.

Innovation Driving Consumer On-Line Activity

By 2020, mobile data traffic in the U.S. will be equivalent to six times the volume of the entire U.S. internet in 2005. In the future, innovative devices and services will require faster connection speeds and more data. This means U.S. broadband networks must keep pace as consumer demands change.

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