Thursday, January 26, 2006

This is what happens when you let 'the market' take care of technology adoption. Infighting, unjustifiable expense, monopolistic corporations, and public use of broadband laws that differ dramatically from city to city have caused the U.S. to plummet to 19th in home broadband penetration.

At its current growth rate of over 90% per year, China will pass the US in total broadband subscribers by late 2006 to become the largest broadband country in the world. The US has fallen to 19th overall in household broadband penetration, and is in danger of being passed by Slovenia in early 2007.