Tuesday, October 30, 2007

We're number... 15?

by shamanic

Ah yes, coverage of America's lagging implementation and adoption of broadband. I worked for an ISP for four years until just a few weeks ago, and what I know is this: Asia and much of Europe is kicking our butts on this front. Through public-private partnerships and government regulation, their networks are faster, cheaper, more stable, and in a lot of places, nearly universal.

And ours are pokey, unreliable, expensive, and unavailable in many areas. So we're number 15, or 17, or in any event, far from number 1.

Thanks, free market ideologues! I love paying more for less!

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