Why Broadband Matters: A Look at its Impact and Application for Cities

Julia Pulidindi

In this National League of Cities paper, author Julia Pulidini argues that broadband access promotes local economic development, improves environmental sustainability, provides eciencies in local government services, strengthens public health and public safety, and increases educational opportunities for millions of Americans. In order to level the playing field, this paper recommends not only making broadband widely accessible to local governments but also giving them the tools to effectively use this technology.