Lives at stake? Seriously? Have you READ the regulations on diesel emissions? So, there's a few more nitrates, you are *burning* the diesel, where do the regulators expect this stuff to go? Basically you have to hobble the vehicle in order to pass US emissions tests. The only thing VW got by doing this was a leg up on the competition. (assuming the competition wasn't doing the same thing... time will tell)
No, you do not have to hobble the vehicle, you just have to use the same urea injection system that all the other manufacturers were already using but that VW was too cheap to use (and now does use anyway, because they couldn't find any other way to get the job done).
Asia beats most of the world - the top three countries are all Asian:
Even Spain is ahead of the USA, I have a 200Mbps symmetric connection (ie. 200Mbps up _and_ down) for 50 Euros/month - fiber optic all the way to my PC.
...and what does that have to do with smartphone data usage caused by high-res displays?
What's wrong with data usage?
...it costs money?
Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.