Broadband Everywhere. I want crazy South Korea/Japan style broadband I've heard about for years: 100Mbps (upload and download) fiber connections for less than $50/month with unlimited bandwidth and the ability to run your own servers. I know the US is a big spread out country and it makes this stuff somewhat difficult/costly, but it's an ambitious goal with a ton of payoff. We don't have manufacturing jobs in the US anymore: we don't make things, we don't build things, we don't sew things here, but we do have lots of ideas and inventions.If you read carefully his list is also a blueprint on how to create a community that will attract creative people, entrepreneurs, and small businesses to your city. Some things Orlando should be looking at.
A few things I would add to the list:
- Mass Transit and encouraging urban design that promotes its use.
- Investment in Green Technology and training for jobs in that industry.
- Privacy laws that reflect today's new reality.
- Reform the Department of Homeland Security and do away with security theater.
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