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+ - Is US falling behind in broadband?

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prostoalex writes "Michael J. Copps of FCC published a column in the Washington Post describing United States' Internet disconnect as far as broadband: "The United States is 15th in the world in broadband penetration, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). When the ITU measured a broader "digital opportunity" index (considering price and other factors) we were 21st — right after Estonia. Asian and European customers get home connections of 25 to 100 megabits per second (fast enough to stream high-definition video). Here, we pay almost twice as much for connections that are one-twentieth the speed." To be fair in comparison, USA is 2nd in the world as far as number of broadband lines installed."

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