Broadband enables technologies that can alleviate congestion, enhance road safety, and reduce the environmental impact of transportation.
For example, in South Korea, wireless sensors help monitor the health of bridges. This changes the model from an engineer inspecting a bridge on-site and then reporting back, to using data collected remotely to monitor the condition of a bridge continuously.
Another example of the possibilities with broadband is in San Francisco, where a mobile network is used to deploy a smart parking system that allows users to locate open parking spots or pay for parking using a mobile phone.
Broadband also enables telecommuting, reducing traffic congestion during peak hours and reducing pollution.