August 12, 2008

U.S. Broadband Speeds Too Darn Slow; Adoption Hits 7-Year Low

The bad news: Broadband adoption slipped to a seven-year low last quarter. The worse news: It could take a century for the United States to catch up to broadband speeds in Japan, given the rate at which services are improving here.


The trade group says the average U.S. internet speed was 2.3-megabits per second, up just .4 mbps from last year. Japan, by contrast, boasts average net speeds of roughly 63-mbps range.

Think about that. 63-mbps!

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