Obama: U.S. Broadband Ranking Unacceptable

Remember when we were supposed to have ubiquitous broadband, courtesy of W., by 2007? Nearly two years after that deadline, President-elect Barack Obama looks more serious about making sure that happens than his soon-to-be predecessor ever has been.

Obama has made tech policy a key part of his agenda for change, and he reiterated that focus this past weekend during an address to the nation, posted on YouTube.

“It is unacceptable that the United States ranks fifteenth in the world in broadband adoption,” Obama said. “Here, in the country that invented the Internet, every child should have the chance to get online, and they’ll get that chance when I’m president – because that’s how we’ll strengthen America’s competitiveness in the world.”

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