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Networking the Green Economy: How Broadband and Related Technologies Can Build a Green Economic Future

Deploying broadband and related communication technologies, including smart meters in the home and smart grids to upgrade our power grid, have the potential of revolutionizing energy management and economic development, according to a new report by the Progressive States Network released in association with our partners, Communications Workers of America, the Sierra Club and the Blue Green Alliance. Last Thursday, leaders from those organizations convened at a panel on Capitol Hill, hosted by U.S. Representative Edward Markey, Chairman of the U.S. House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, and joined by Nick Sinai, Director of Energy and Environment for the FCC's Broadband Strategy Plan, to discuss the findings of the report entitled Networking the Green Economy

Broadband and Recovery - the ARRA and State Policies in 2010

This Dispatch highlights the trends in the initial grants when it comes to mapping, deployment and adoption broadband, outline broadband policies that states have been pursuing (using federal and state funding), and why these broadband investments are so critical to the long-term economy of our states.

Overview

States can help make health care moreaccessible and affordable by utilizing modern day technology. By merging technology and health care,state policymakers can create new opportunities for medical professionals andpatients to interact in more efficient ways. The use of technology in healthcare -- often called telehealth -- utilizes high-speed Internet applications toremotely monitor patients, facilitate collaboration between medicalprofessionals, exchange medical data and images, and instantaneously provideefficient emergency service to remote areas. The potential benefits of telehealthinclude saving lives, increasingaccess to and quality of medical services, providing better treatment for chronicillness, reducing medical costs and reducing patient travel.

 

Overview

States can help make health care moreaccessible and affordable by utilizing modern day technology. By merging technology and health care,state policymakers can create new opportunities for medical professionals andpatients to interact in more efficient ways. The use of technology in healthcare -- often called telehealth -- utilizes high-speed Internet applications toremotely monitor patients, facilitate collaboration between medicalprofessionals, exchange medical data and images, and instantaneously provideefficient emergency service to remote areas. The potential benefits of telehealthinclude saving lives, increasingaccess to and quality of medical services, providing better treatment for chronicillness, reducingmedical costs and reducing patient travel.