What Frank Sinatra sang about “love and marriage” is equally true for content and broadband. To build a successful digital future, “you can’t have one without the other.” Robust broadband networks offer the creative community a virtually limitless array of new ways to reach and expand their audiences. And, compelling content is a primary reason more and more Americans are seeking out the enhanced online experience that the high-speed Internet delivers.
The expansion of broadband can have an enormously positive impact on the ability of consumers to access all sorts of content, from news to government decision-making (including the FCC workshop) to home videos to film and television. But the Internet economy will not flourish in a lawless environment, where the rights and protections of others are not respected and where there are no rules of the road.