We Should Have Been Dropping Fiber Into American Homes Instead Of Dropping Bombs In Iraq

U.S. Net access not all that speedy

The USA trails other industrialized nations in high-speed Internet access and may never catch up unless quick action is taken by public-policymakers, a report commissioned by the Communications Workers of America warns.

The median U.S. download speed now is 1.97 megabits per second — a fraction of the 61 megabits per second enjoyed by consumers in Japan, says the report released Monday. Other speedy countries include South Korea (median 45 megabits), France (17 megabits) and Canada (7 megabits).

Emphasis added by me.

For the record, I just found out today that what I thought was still six megabit Roadrunner was upgraded without notice (for the same price) to ten megabits.

And yet look at this and look at this.

Remember that article when you hear those Suits in MammothMedia crying about how we’re all media thieves here in America.

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