A new report by the New America Foundation purports to show that broadband in American cities is slow and overpriced. Unfortunately, their attempt falls flat due to methodological issues.
New America Foundation Report Finds Municipal Broadband Providers Gouging Consumers
New America Foundation's report, "The Cost of Connectivity 2013" purports to make the case that U.S. private sector broadband providers charge too much relative to providers in other nations.
US Broadband’s Latest Report Card
On October 16, Akami released its quarterly state of the Internet rankings comparing nations around the world on broadband speeds. The United States continued its upward trajectory, improving in both average connection speed and average peak connection speed. This new data further illustrates that the claims of some broadband Casandras, such as Susan Crawford, regarding the weakness of U.S. broadband networks are highly misleading.