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Communications of the ACM

Economic and business dimensions

What Gets Measured Gets Done

U.S. maps of Internet speed and technology

Maximum advertised Internet speed available in continental U.S. (top) compared with type of technology available (bottom).


"U.S. broadband is terrible" has become a familiar meme. Given the growing importance of broadband Internet connections, a poor broadband infrastructure would indeed be cause for concern. As it turns out, however, much of this concern is misplaced.

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