Something To Think About

Shouldn’t this be a part of a broadband policy? Bush Should Bear Blame For Communication Breakdown

According to some government types, the Bush administration does have a national broadband policy. But as Hurricane Katrina rudely pointed out this week, there’s still no coherent, nation-wide first-responders communications network, a technology failure that must fall, in part, at the current leader’s feet.

As some of us have said before, it’s appalling that nearly four years after the terrorist attacks on this country, our elected officials still haven’t found the political will to build communications networks that could help make us all safer in times of need.

Note that parallels are being drawn for the bigger picture, too: Give ’em hell, Jack; also the LATimes’ A warning sent but left unheeded [pdf]