Monday, May 30, 2011

The best and worst states at providing broadband

"The best and worst states at providing broadband" was a recent headline in Government Computer News.

The headline disturbs me, because it implies that places like Delaware, Rhode Island, and Washington, DC, which head the list are doing a much better job at delivering broadband service than some of the rural states such as Kansas, Idaho, or North Dakota. That may be the case... or it might night. The fact is, it is much easier to deliver broadband to a highly urbanized society that it is to someplace like South Dakota, or even Utah. It's like comparing South Korea to Australia. The cost to deliver broadband to remote areas is high and yet we are doing it and hopefully it will all pay dividends.

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