Recent surveys suggest America is seriously falling behind in the global broadband race. Policy makers at the federal and local levels are trying to improve high-speed Internet access across the United States. We discuss the effectiveness of these efforts and examine whether the state of broadband in America is as poor as some suggest.


  • Gigi B. Sohn President and Founder, Public Knowledge
  • Robert Atkinson President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
  • Scott Wallsten Vice President for Research, Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute; Senior Fellow, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

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