The Broadband Pay for Play Idea
It's insane, really. In the parts of the world where connectivity has exploded and the density of broadband nodes far exceeds that of the United States, prices have dropped and speed has gone through the roof. In South Korea, speeds of 20 Mbps are common and 71% of households subscribe to a broadband Internet connection, and Taiwan is not far behind South Korea in penetration. India lags far behind much of Asia, but has a national broadband policy in place to determine how to structure its laws and parts of its economy to advance broadband penetration.
In the United States, broadband carriers are trying to figure out how to hike already inflated prices. The best speeds American consumers are likely to come across: 6Mbps.
How does America become a second-rate player on the world stage? By letting the technological revolution shift to Asia. Which is exactly what we're doing.Posted by shamanic at February 27, 2006 03:46 PM | TrackBack
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