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De-Spinning the UN Broadband Report

WASHINGTON (October 10, 2012) - What the public and policymakers do not need is another poorly constructed report claiming that the United States lags behind in broadband, which advocates are already holding up as yet more evidence of America's failed broadband policy.

But before jumping to this erroneous conclusion, it's important to look underneath the hood of such reports. ITIF's Senior Research Fellow Richard Bennett did that in examining the recent United Nations Broadband Commission report and found a number of problems.

First, the report measures broadband connections per capita, but in