Akamai CEO: Mobile to Exceed Wired Internet Access in Under 5 Years

As Chief Executive Officer of Akamai, Paul Sagan is at the helm of the biggest content delivery network in the world.  He was a fitting choice, then, to provide the introductory remarks on universal broadband and the National Broadband Plan on Day Two of the Aspen Institute Forum on Communications and Society.

Notable were Sagan's statements that "mobile will exceed wired access in less than three years," and that China has almost double Japan's number of unique IP address, leading to exponentially larger economic opportunity, and underscoring the recent New York Times article that "China Passes Japan to Become No. 2 Economy." 

Watch Sagan's remarks in the video below, and review his presentation at the bottom of the page.

The Aspen Institute Forum on Communications and Society was streamed live online, and archives are available at  Other participants included Craig Newmark of Craigslist, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, Washington Post Editor Marcus Brauchli, NPR President Vivian Schiller, and many others.