How is this insightful?
Sweden has a population density of 21 people per km^2 and according to you an average broadband speed of 11 Mbit/s.
Delaware 172/km^2 (10 Mbit/s)
Washington 38/km^2 (9 Mbit/s)
New Jersey 452/km^2 (8 Mbit/s)
Rhode Island 388/km^2 (8 Mbit/s)
The entire U.S including all this "a whole lot of nothing" has 31/km^2, a wopping 50% more people per square kilometer than Sweden. Yet, Sweden manages to average11 Mbit/s... So don't give me that "the U.S is so sparsly populated"...
The only state coming even close to Sweden in your comparison is Washington. And even they have twice the
population density of Sweden.
People in the U.S need to understand you are being screwed. You can bend the
statistics however you want. This is infrastructure for the next century, and your country has given it to private companies to handle. They will be doing exactly what private companies are always striving for, getting
into a monopoly like position and maximizing profits after that. They will not take into account what is good for the people or the country as a whole. Congratulations.
If you look at "densly" populated areas in Sweden it'll probably have
like 60/70 MBit/s average, but now I'm just pulling an empirical
approximation out of my arse.