Local businesses get it. Mayors get it. City councils get it. And unlike Chairman Genachowski, they know what the problem is: little incentive for massive, established cable monopolies to invest in networks when they are harvesting record profits and subscribers have no other choices.
Like many, I was deeply moved by the election of Barack Obama in 2008, but disappointed and surprised by some of what followed during his first two years in office. Here's how he can fix that going forward.