merica: broadband backwate

"In the first three years of the Bush administration, the United States dropped from 4th to 13th place in global rankings of broadband Internet usage," writes Thomas Bleha in Foreign Affairs. Tim pulls the money quotes; of Japan, S. Korea and China: "It is these countries, rather than the United States, that will benefit from the enhanced productivity, economic growth, and new jobs that high-speed roadband will bring..." (MediaCitizen)

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