Slow rural broadband

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Deployment of rural broadband has been relatively slow in the U.S.

According to this article:

"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."

In a related development, Tennessee's governor announced a new broadband plan last week. Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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