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 Monday, October 27, 2008

Once considered the fertile crescent of Internet innovation, the United States now finds itself increasingly trail­ing the world in broadband, according to a report just released by Strategy Analytics. The report, “Sputnik Moment: The Call for a National Broadband Policy,” suggests that only a coordinated and coherent national broadband plan will allow the US to regain its leadership role.

According to Strategy Analytics, the US has not come close to meeting the goal - enunciated by President George Bush in 2004 - of “universal and affordable access by 2007.” In fact, in the so-called “metrics that matter,” including penetration, availability, speed and affordability, the US has been overtaken by other developed nations.

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Source: Cellular News.

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