Yesterday Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton talked about her broadband strategy. Actually she talked about her strategy to create jobs and spur economic growth – bit it included a broadband strategy.
Here is what she said specifically as posted on her blog:
 Establish a national broadband strategy called Connect America. Hillary will strengthen tax incentives for extending broadband to underserved areas. She will support state and local broadband initiatives, from new wireless technologies to high-speed fiber optics. And she will change the FCC rules so we that we finally have an accurate, detailed picture of broadband deployment and penetration rates. At present, the FCC data is unreliable because it is based on loose estimates and outdated standards. Hillary will also create a new public private partnership, modeled on the successful ConnectKentucky program which has dramatically improved broadband access. The initiative has stimulated significant private investment and has increased the state’s broadband coverage rate to over 90%.
I dug in a little deeper into her site to see what she meant by supporting state and local initiative and was happy to see that, “She also proposes financial support for state and local broadband initiatives.” Support without financial backing isn’t always the kind of support we need.