America the Crumbling: The Case for Greater Internet Access, Broadband and Lower Pricinghttp://www.informit.com/blogs/blog.aspx?uk=America-the-Crumbling-The-Case-for-Access-Broadband-and-Lower-Pricing-
If you're like me, you view Internet in the United States through a mired gaze full of potential and limited access.
- The United States ranks 31st in the world in terms of average download speeds.
- The average connection speed in the United States is 20.77 Mbps. We rank behind nations like Estonia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Uruguay.
- The United States ranks 48th in upload speeds. Clocking in at an average of 7.72 Mbps, the United States is firmly behind nations like Zimbabwe, Macedonia, Bhutan, Armenia, Aland Islands and Andorra - to name a few.
- The United States ranks 14th in quality of Internet service, 19th in expenditure value and 29th in promised ISP Internet speed vs. actual ISP provided speed.
- 1/3 of households in the United States (roughly a bit more than 100 million citizens), "have either no choice for home broadband Internet service, or no options at all."
The United States has a major problem when it comes to upload, download and throughput speeds. The United States has a major problem when it comes to Internet Access and broadband access. The United States has a major problem with how much consumers pay for Internet services when compared with the service promises of ISP's and what services are actually provided.
I want to know, how do you think the United States can fix its terrible Internet infrastructure? What are the steps needed for the United States to improve access, improve speeds and lower costs to consumers? #Internet #InternetAccess #Broadband #BroadbandAccess +Stacey Higginbotham