Former FCC Chairman Powell on the role of government and getting information in the digital age

Wednesday - 10/7/2009, 4:20pm EDT

Michael Powell

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How is the United States doing when it comes stepping into the digital information sharing age?

Former FCC Chairman " target="_blank">Michael Powell says things could be better for some.

It turns out, economics has a large role to play when it comes to accessing and using digital information.

That's the basis of a new report from the Knight Commission and the Aspen Institute.

Powell, now chairman of the MK Powell Group, tells us more about the report -- and gives us his thoughts on what role the government should be playing when it comes to existing in the digital age.