US RANKS 5TH :: The Global Information Technology Report 2009-2010 :: GEEK RANT

What is holding back the US & the FCC from Broadband progress?  We know what it is, a lot of willy-nilly, self obsessed (i.e. Verizon and AT&T, et al) corporate posturing that really doesn’t proactively lead to positive results! What do we have now, the negative results we CAN see in black and white are, the US falling even further behind in the Global ‘race’ for broadband…

If I have to listen to one of my U.K. colleagues poke fun at my crappy Verizon DSL service here in the U.S./NYC, I am going to move to a country where I can get affordable broadband that isn’t barricaded on all sides by the even crappier through points along my digital path and excessive installation fees!

The pontification of decision makers is totally counter-intuitive to their ability to realize a common goal – the insidious dialog we hear on the subject of Broadband in the US has seriously caused eco-socio-psychological damage to our Nation’s ability to be a technological Global leader.  Here is the what the Wall Street Journal wrote:

According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. dropped from third to fifth in the World Economic Forum’s latest rankings of national information technology systems. Sweden topped the rankings, and, to nobody’s surprise, China and India made huge gains.

But, they also say:

The U.S., which fell from third place, last held the first-place spot in 2005. But the report says the U.S. is “one of the world’s most innovative countries,” as reflected by the patents it produces. Usage of technology, particularly by businesses, is high, although the country ranks 72nd in the percentage of people who have mobile subscriptions.

Thank goodness for small favors…

Rankings 2009-2010 Top Ten
>> Rankings in full
Rank
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Country
Sweden
Singapore
Denmark
Switzerland
USA
Finland
Canada
Hong KongNetherlands
Norway
Score
5.65
5.64
5.54
5.48
5.46
5.44
5.36
5.33
5.32
5.22

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