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U.S. Broadband Failings a Myth?
Another slam on global penetration rankings
by Karl Bode 10:45AM Monday Apr 04 2005
Business 2.0's Om Malik believes (like Declan McCullagh before him) that those who profess the United States is falling behind in the global broadband race are propagating an "urban myth". While global rankings (data says we're 10th in broadband penetration - behind Belgium) may be overplayed, the truth is nobody really knows where we stand; many studies lean on FCC data for support, data (and collection processes) that even the FCC admits are flawed. Ironically, though they're now removed, Declan's op-ed featured dozens of comments from rural American users who couldn't get broadband.


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