Washington (June 20, 2002) -- The technology industry is praising President George W. Bush's pledge to work for the rapid development and deployment of broadband technologies – which could figure significantly in the future development of products for the tax and accounting market..

"This country must be aggressive about the expansion of broadband," Bush said last week in a speech to about 100 technology industry executives. He noted that Internet-based communications are "an important part of life and its time for us to move with an agenda." The remarks represent the administration’s first public pledge to develop broadband, although the president did not provide specifics.

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