2008 International Broadband Rankings

The US finds itself in at an unremarkable 15th place

The US broadband policy environment is characterized on the one hand by market fundamentalists who see little or no role for government, and see government as the problem; and on the other by digital populists who favor a vastly expanded role for government (including government ownership of networks and strict and comprehensive regulation, including mandatory unbundling of incumbent networks and strict net neutrality regulations) and who see big corporations providing broadband as a problem.

Given the policy advocacy and advice they are getting, it is no wonder that Congress and the Administration have done so little.

ITIF Rankings – Here’s the full report (PDF).