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Why the US is falling behind in Broadband Internet

PBS Need to Know correspondent Rick Karr traveled to the U.K. and the Netherlands – with support from the Ford Foundation and in collaboration with the website Engadget – to find out how these two countries have jumped ahead of us online. This is a story about capitalism, competition, dynamism and innovation in what is arguably the most important industry of the 21st century. Old-fashioned American values, right? Then why are we being left so far behind?

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  1. Paying for Broadband Access Leave a reply
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    Pipes vs. Content From: Bob Frankston Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012 Subject: Re Speech by ITU Secretary-General – Canadian Wireless Telecommunication Association Wireless Antenna Sitting Forum : Closing Keynote Speech “Everyone wants mobile broadband and the benefits it will bring. … Continue reading

  2. Network Neutrality Leave a reply
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/business/economy/net-neutrality-and-economic-equality-are-intertwined.html May 8, 2012 Keeping the Internet Neutral By EDUARDO PORTER Imagine a network of private highways that reserved a special lane for Fords to zip through, unencumbered by all the other brands of cars trundling along the clogged, shared lanes. … Continue reading