Broadband Stimulus Kicks In: Where, When, and How Much?
As the funding provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is beginning to flow in 2010, the information and communications technology (ICT) industry is poised to kickstart the U.S. economy. Broadband stimulus funds will contribute to double-digit growth in backbone infrastructure spending during the next two years, the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) reports in its 2010 ICT Market Review & Forecast. Broadband growth will be fueled by penetration into rural areas, in large part because of the stimulus package. During the next four years, more than 37 million broadband subscriptions will be added, bringing the total to nearly 119 million, a 46 percent gain from 2009.
Register for this Free Webinar Broadband Stimulus: Where, When and How Much? - to be held on Friday, March 19 at 2:00pm. Economist Arthur Gruen, principal author of TIA's 2010 ICT Market Review & Forecast, will discuss the report, then Danielle Coffey, TIA Vice President for Government Relations, will give an overview of the National Broadband Plan that the FCC unveiled and delivered to Congress this week.
Learn more about trends and predictions through 2013 and get answers to these questions, and more:
- How much did data services - broadband, IPTV, business data — rise in 2009 and what growth can we expect in the near future?
- What other factors will boost infrastructure spending through 2013?
- What will be the growth rate for VoIP?
- What can we expect service providers to do to moderate declines in the circuit-switched market?
- How much will IPTV spending rise by 2013?