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Internet access not just nice to have, it's a necessity

The infrastructure funding will also extend broadband to those rural and urban areas cut off by the digital divide. We already added free Wi-Fi to many town greens, schools, and libraries so you can do everything from Brooklyn, Connecticut that you can from Brooklyn, New York. Telehealth, e-learning, and telecommuting are not just nice to have--they are a 2022 necessity. This is as much about fairness and equality as it is convenience and efficiency.
Source: 2022 State of the State Address to Connecticut legislature , Feb 9, 2022

Network neutrality necessary for uncensored Internet

Q: Your background is in telecommunications. I was wondering if you had some thoughts on so-called “network neutrality.” The cable industry is pushing for an opportunity to make more of a profit off of data that is sent over their cables. Yet there is a concern that by allowing them to tier the internet, it will decrease Americans’ access to certain information.

A: It’s very important that you don’t allow the ISPs and the large operators out there to determine who gets access to what content. When it comes down to net neutrality, this is a pipe and we’re providing equal access to all of the content providers out there. And the last thing you want is large conglomerates picking and choosing who gets access to what. I can understand where if there’s some services that use up a lot more bandwidth than others, there’s a tier or cost that’s associated with that. But when it comes to what people can see, everybody has equal access to that. That would be wrong, like de facto censorship.

Source: MyDD Conversation with Ned Lamont, by Jonathan Singer , Jun 1, 2006

Focus on interconnecting transportation strategy

Rather than the pork-ridden omnibus transportation bill, which featured more than 6,000 earmarks for favored congressmen, I would work for a transportation strategy which interconnects cities and suburbs, inner cities and jobs and affordable housing, and ports and airports. This is a pre-requisite if Connecticut and the United States are to compete and prosper in the 21st century.
Source: 2006 Senate campaign website, nedlamont.com, “issues” , Apr 23, 2006

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