Rural broadband: The gap persists

Saturday, May 19, 2007

We need to be focusing on broadband deployment.

"A recently-released study by the Organization for Economic Development (OECD) shows 2006 ended with the U.S. ranking 25th in broadband penetration worldwide and that it dropped from 13th to 15th in OECD countries. Citizens in the world’s leading broadband countries also pay far less — below $1 per Mbps (megabits per second) of service. In the U.S., rates average almost 10 times that."

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Tennesse has launched a new Internet plan. Read more.

Meanwhile experts in North Carolina point out the rural gap in broadband deployment. Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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