October 7, 2004

Cisco CEO Chambers calls for education reform & broadband push

Chambers did not get specific with respect to education reform, but did mention some problematic data:

  • Fewer than 6 percent of master's degrees issued in the U.S. in 2001-02 were in engineering, and fewer than 1 percent were in math, Chambers noted.

  • The U.S. is also lagging behind most industrialized nations in broadband adoption, Chambers said. Japanese consumers have access to broadband speeds 400 percent to 500 percent faster than in the U.S., he said. "We've got to move faster," Chambers added.
David Isenberg summarizes Japan's successful broadband approach here. He also notes that the US has fallen to thirteenth vis a vis other nation's broadband adoption rate.

Posted by James Zellmer at October 7, 2004 12:00 AM | Subscribe to this site via RSS:
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