U.S. Broadband Failings a Myth?
Another slam on global penetration rankings
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.