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A Guide to Communications


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Florida is the 3rd largest state by population and the 17th largest economy in the world. As we look toward 2030, we must plan effectively for our next 5 million
residents by addressing needs for additional jobs, housing, transportation, water, energy, and other services. We also must prepare for a future marked by disruption and uncertainty.

Innovation and technology are reshaping almost every aspect of our economy—and the pace of change is accelerating. Digital commerce, sensors, automation,
artificial intelligence, and advanced materials are creating new capabilities for many industries. An explosion in connectivity is magnifying the impacts of these changes.

For Florida to continue to be successful, we must continue to modernize our infrastructure to provide connectivity needed to speed talent, goods, services, and ideas to market. The infrastructure of the future must include high-speed digital connectivity for all communities in the state; expanded choices for moving people both within and between our regions; global connectivity for goods, data, and ideas; and reliable access to a diverse portfolio of energy resources.

An efficient and connected communications systems will:

For information on preparing Florida’s infrastructure for smart growth and development, download the Florida 2030 Key Targets & Strategies by visiting


Federal Communications Commission, National Broadband Map, 2017


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