To the Editor:
It is easy to be comfortable with what you know, especially when it comes to equipment and products, which you come to rely on in your everyday life. If we are to make full use of the existing new developments in technology, we must have public policy that encourages that process.
As a recently retired businessman, I still take an active interest in how our economy grows. That is one reason I spent a few hours yesterday at the State Capitol in Hartford to discuss House Bill 6402 — An Act Concerning Modernizing the State’s Telecommunication Laws — which will do just that!
This legislation will allow for the accelerated development of more technologies, particularly in the area of health care. This should be of particular concern to senior citizens, since many services are now available through a wireless format.
Already, doctors, patients and hospitals are using applications to monitor heart rates and glucose levels — all through wireless phones.
The bill must be heard and approved by the Energy and Technology Committee and several legislators I spoke with are eager to hear the potential of a marketplace driven by competition and innovation. I fully appreciate both competition and innovation after serving 43 years in the private sector!
We need to think forward to capture the new generation of technology and the opportunities that come with it.
Paul Dodge, Middletown