Bringing the Internet Home

Your Take: Letting our innovators innovate will help communities of color get fully connected.

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The same way that Motown unleashed the creativity of an entire generation, the Internet will -- if policymakers ensure that adequate training and opportunities are available for all Americans, and if they let our innovators innovate and our entrepreneurs compete -- keep creating the technological equivalent of music we can all dance to.

Jamal Simmons, an adviser to corporate, nonprofit and political clients and a former Clinton-administration appointee, is co-chairman of the Internet Innovation Alliance.

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