Marc Pease

One aspect brought up in the State of the Union was Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program/BTOP and the President’s goals of increasing these important avenues for connectivity with all segments of our population using as many communication tools presently available. In the State of Washington, the various levels of state networking from agency levels to local governments to educational facilities all can begin to address openness and creative methods of citizenry engagement. These networks were legislatively begun to increase effective communication avenues and it is time to allocate more capabilities for inclusion into the political debates wherever it leads.