Thursday, February 14, 2008

Broadband Can Help Reduce Global Warming is promoting broadband as a environmental tool to reduce global warming. Broadband is a transmission method where multiple pieces of data are sent simultaneously to increase the effective rate of transmission and can handle a wide range of frequencies that can be divided into channels. Think using multiple email and surfing multiple websites using Windows, Skype webcam and text, editing a blog and uploading videos to YouTube all at the same time. That's what broadband does.
NextGen has a Broadband is Green page that makes the following points:
  1. Increased deployment of high-speed broadband is likely to increase telecommuting by workers,
  2. Use of broadband applications reduce greenhouse gases by 1 billion tons over 10 years,
  3. Broadband saves the equivalent of 9-14 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year,
  4. Telecommuting can reduce greenhouse gas emission by 248 million tons due to less driving

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