Re: “Jobs differ by sector; construction down, energy up” (TNT, 9-28)
Your article on employment in various economic sectors mentioned formal education as an important factor in getting a job, but neglected to mention another building block that has become critical: access to high-speed broadband Internet. Whoever wins in November, the next president’s job-growth policies should include encouraging investments in broadband infrastructure.
To do so, government should maintain the common-sense regulatory approach begun in 1996, when Congress deregulated the telecom industry. That move set the stage for explosive growth in private-sector investment: $1.2 trillion since 1996, which created America’s …