Broadband Nation: Where Does the U.S. Really Stand in the World Rankings?

At about 80 million, the United States has more broadband users than the next three OECD countries combined: Japan, Germany, and France. However, that is not a particularly important number. The value of telecommunications, especially broadband and the Internet, is not based upon one country having more than another. This is not a zero-sum game. We all benefit from the network externalities created by having more broadband users. The more people in the world that have broadband and access to the Internet, the better it is for all that already have it.

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