27 November 2006

Comparing international broadband connectivity

At least once per year, one organization or another reports on broadband in the US as it compares to other countries -- see this earlier post, for example. Inevitably, the US does not compare well to our trading partners on these reports, which has resulted in calls for government action to remediate this gap. In that context, I found this item that was posted over at PFF's blog to be an interesting departure. Note that the author of the Analysys report is Michael Kende, one time FCC staffer.

Do you think that the report cited by PFF is the right way to go? Are any of these reports meaningful in a way that should prompt government action? How would you measure connectivity in a more meaningful way?

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1 comment:

Pat said...

I agree with the report in a sense that it goes in to more details rather than only look at some advertised numbers.

The interesting point is South Korea’s. It is regularly on the news that there is very high bandwidth and penetration rate of broadband connectivity in South Korea. This analysis reports a big gap of that. So, if ones look at the magenta on the graph, they should not too worry neither about broadband adoption rate nor bandwidth connectivity.

PS. This news also shed a light on Broadband applications in South Korea.