By the way, Europe wouldn't have all this high-speed routing left to their own devices. It's easy for a politician to use tech someone else's many billions developed to satisfy the American market and then turn around and scream capitalism suxxorz!!1!11
But you need an analysis that includes slower tech development due to business-unfriendly environments.
We're not "screaming capitalism suxxorz!!1!11" we simply choose to conduct our business in a different manner, you are the ones screaming bloody communism whenever someone does something that's different from laissez faire captalism.
Not letting the corporations buy your government is not the same thing as business unfriendly, there is a whole bunch of corporations that manage to thrive in Europe. There is a huge span between letting corporations do whatever they want and being business unfriendly.
Yes there may be more invention going on in the United States than in Europe just like there is more manufacturing going on in China than in the United States, because it is cheaper but that doesn't mean that the research wouldn't be made if somebody closed that opportunity. Manufacturing happened before China and it will happen after China.