07/07/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

NPR Videoblog With Arianna: 'Looking At The Future Of E-Politics'

Blogs, online commentators and viral videos have shaped the debate in the current election season. But "e-politics" still faces at least one major obstacle: Internet access.

Last week in New York, a group of prominent bloggers and technology experts came together at the annual Personal Democracy Forum to discuss the evolving relationship between technology and politics. Many of the comments zeroed in on American broadband access.

FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein noted that the United States lags behind the industrialized world in Internet access. "It's clear that what we're doing in Washington isn't working," he said.

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