CEA Applauds U.S. President Bush's Emphasis on Broadband
May 6, 2004
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Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) President and CEO Gary Shapiro released a statement in response to comments by U.S. President George W. Bush regarding America's broadband future.

"President Bush hit a technology home run today when he recognized broadband access as a key to maintaining America's lead in technological innovation and advancement. The fact that he put a 2007 deadline on ubiquitous broadband deployment underscores the urgency to act on this issue," Mr. Shapiro said.

"Importantly, President Bush also tied his broadband policy to education and the free flow of information, which CEA consistently has advocated in independent technology policy initiatives and industry coalitions. Our industry believes the potential of the Internet and its benefits to society cannot be realized until convenient and cost-competitive broadband connections are a reality for all Americans. We are delighted to hear the President's vision of the same competitive marketplace ideal."

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