reply to nasadude
Re: what stupid arguments The statistics can be very misleading if you do not take the time to see what they mean. The growth rates really don't mean as much as everyone thinks as nasadude has pointed out. The U.S. will continue to lag behind other countries in means of broadband due to people like McDowell.
Criticisms of our definition of broadband being too lax are already irrelevant as over 50 million subscribers are in the 1.5 to 3.0 megabits-per-second fast lane.
I do not consider 1.5 to 3.0 fast lane broadband. Fast lane would be 5.0+ in my opinion and that is being considerate since 5.0 is not technically a fast lane broadband speed.
reply to sm2016a
Not to mention it completely ignores that those speed are unidirectional in probably 95+ percent of cases.
Hell I had a better upstream with my Northpoint Symmetric DSL 8 years ago and paid half as much as I do now with the same or better latency.
Gotta love 'progress'