This Salon article is somewhat general, but provides a good overview of issues
relating to the problems with U.S. Broadband Policy:

(need to watch brief ad to access site pass)

 . . . . Why has the U.S. fallen so far behind the rest of its economic peers?
The answer is simple. These nations all have something the U.S. lacks: a
national broadband policy, one that actively encourages competition among
providers, leading to lower consumer prices and better service. 

Instead, the U.S. has a handful of unelected and unaccountable corporate giants
that control our vital telecommunications infrastructure. This has led not only
to a digital divide between the U.S. and the rest of the advanced world but to
one inside the U.S. itself. . . . . . 

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