News Release

Statement of Cisco President and CEO John Chambers Regarding President Bush's Comments on a National Broadband Plan

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 26, 2004 - Speaking in Albuquerque,
Mar 27, 2004

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 26, 2004 - Speaking in Albuquerque, NM today, President Bush called for affordable high-speed internet access to be available for all Americans by 2007.

"I applaud President Bush for his vision of universal, high-speed broadband access in the United States. The Administration understands that broadband is a key driver of productivity and a vital component of economic growth. President Bush also recognizes the power of broadband to have a positive impact on the nation's education and healthcare systems - two of our nation's top priorities. Having affordable broadband for all Americans by 2007 will help ensure the nation's competitiveness for decades to come. Cisco looks forward to working with the Administration, the Congress, the FCC and others to realize this important goal."