Analysis of United States' Broadband Policy
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Broadband Internet access has become an important service that affects the economic and social makeup of a country. Broadband penetration is becoming extremely important as globalization starts to interweave the economies and policies of nations around the world. With every month that passes, the United States fails to close the gap in the digital divide both inside its borders as well as among the other countries that lead the world in broadband penetration. The lack of strong market competition among broadband providers and failing governmental policies is partly to blame. A brief overview of broadband technologies as well as an analysis of the United States broadband market is undertaken and compared with some other countries in order to establish a baseline comparison. The United States has long been known as a leading innovator in technology and services. However, the lack of competition to bring higher speeds, lower costs, and universal access has pushed the United States out of the top ten world-wide in broadband Internet penetration. This Thesis explores how the United States could close the digital divide and become a world leader in broadband penetration and innovation.
- Computer Systems
- Non-Radio Communications
- Government and Political Science