Talk that the US is a laggard in broadband adoption has become commonplace (see, for example, this, this, and this). Furthermore, this report has given observers some cause to be concerned about the future of the US, with some calls for policy intervention. In light of that, I find this article and this report to cast a different (and more hopeful) light on this topic.
Do you think that a policy intervention is called for? Is the current US "hands off" policy the right one?
Internet, broadband, access