Broadband Upgrade

One of the more absurd parts of America's broken telecom policies is that we've been achieving an internationally respectable level of broadband penetration in part by defining broadband down, such that 200Kbps -- which is far too slow -- qualifies. In a bit of good news, though, the FCC has decided to boost the figure to the not-nearly-as-inadequate 768Kbps. This still leaves us wondering why consumers in Japan and South Korea can get 10+ Mbps service for less than what we pay for much lower speeds.