- Prospect of worldwide, always-on and high-speed (or close to it) Internet could become a reality
- Success requires the right mix of strategic investment, political will, and laws that make creative approaches
Alan Davidson is the director of New America's Open Technology Institute and former director of public policy for Google. Danielle Kehl is a policy analyst at the institute. This is the sixth in a series, "Big Ideas for a New America," in which the think tank New America spotlights experts' solutions to the nation's greatest challenges. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors.
(CNN)For nearly two decades, ubiquitous access to the Internet has been the elusive dream of technologists, policymakers and ordinary users. But today, the prospect of worldwide, always-on and high-speed (or close to it) Internet communications is in sight, and could become a reality within a decade.