TechDirt inform us that the US ranks about 27th in broadband download and upload speeds, behind such technological powerhouses as Kyrgyzstan.
I'm calling this the "Borat Effect," so you'll need to pay me if you use that. Real moneys, too.
We're falling behind is just about everything due to two factors: greed and cowardice. US broadband providers want to extract as much profit from their business as possible while providing the bare minimum to attract and retain customers, and our Congress and administration are more than happy to accept campaign contributions from broadband providers while ensuring that nothing improves.
Needed: Technical Learnings of Kyrgyzstan for Make Broadband Glorious Nation of America.
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