Obama's FCC is definitely taking steps in the right direction -- toward universal broadband Internet access -- but they are insufficient, especially given: 1) America's great wealth, population, and population dispersion; and 2) our ostensible competitive advantage in high-tech and knowledge-based industries.
A few far-sighted countries like Finland and Estonia, meanwhile, have enshrined the basic right to high-speed Internet access in their law and national constitution, respectively! Other EU countries seem to be headed that way, too....
You can't help but feel we are falling behind, and for no good reason.
By Gerry Smith
January 9, 2012 | Huffington Post