Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I know you thought I was crying wolf about broadband in the US of A


Rabbit Proof Fence
Originally uploaded by Biro Levy.
And now this from Derek Slater, a Policy Analyst posting on the Google Public Policy Blog:
Broadband deployment in the U.S. is at best disappointing and at worst a crisis. The United States lags behind other countries in broadband uptake per capita, ranked 15th in the latest Organisation for Economic Co‐operation and Development (OECD) data. While consumers in Sweden and Japan are starting to zoom ahead with 20 and even 90 megabit/second connections delivered over fiber connections, U.S. consumers pay more for less, with only DSL and cable available in most markets. Some rural areas lack broadband altogether.
And we want to be on top in the flat world?

Not going to happen like this, that's for sure.

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