OECD Says US Broadband Network Is Flailing; Telecoms Respond, "You Mean Superior!"

OECD Says US Broadband Network Is Flailing; Telecoms Respond, "You Mean Superior!"

According to a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in a ranking of broadband penetration among 30 member nations, the US has slipped from 4th place (2001), to 12th place (2006), to 15th place this year. Corporations, lobbyists and politicians have skewered the report, but this follow-up piece from Free Press provides a point-by-point rebuttal and confirms that yes, by pretty much every account, the United States enjoys craptastic Internet access.