John J. Lombardi, Ph.D.*
Why study broadband and home networks?
• Broadband technologies are becoming intrinsic to our communication, entertainment, and work needs.
• Broadband technologies are fast becoming the backbone to our national infrastructure. They are increasingly used to send, receive, and track the distribution of our nation’s energy needs.
• Broadband technologies are estimated to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, shape our educational system, and administer high quality healthcare.
Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with developing the World Wide Web, has said “Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer ...