The premises of this post is to ask you to consider why the United States barely made the Top 5 list. The questions to ponder is it because the telco industry has been slow to roll out access? Is it because the United States has a large rural population? Is it because that companies like Sprint, Verizon, Cingular have a very hard time getting licenses to put you transmission towers? Is it because these other countries have been quicker to adopt Fiber to the Curb?
I contend that it is all of the above. I can only hope that in time we regain the top spot and that Internet connectivity is so readily affordable that even those on the tightest of budgets can afford Internet connectivity. [IBM]