Not Nearly as Good as We Think We Are

Eric has an interesting post on the stimulus bill’s programs to beef up broadband adoption in our country.  It’s also worth noting that in addition to penetration the U.S. lags behind in broadband speeds.

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Probably hard to read the graph but we rank 9th. Japan is number one followed by Finland, Sweden and Korea.

Broadband is not the only technology we’re lagging in. We’re way behind in cell phone technology too.  This world we live in is not your father’s oldsmobile (speaking of another technology–cars–that we’re behind in), there’s lots of other countries doing interesting things. Let’s learn from and work with them.

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