Carrier-funded study finds America ahead in some ways, gets reason wrong. Penn's Chris Yoo just found America was ahead of Europe in high speed broadband; Harvard's Yochai Benckler reported to the broadband plan that America was far behind.
I just took a fresh look at the data and the pattern is clear: Europe is ahead in some things and America in others. I could easily spin the data either way. Presumably the highly directional findings reflects that Chris is generally supportive of American policy and Yochai generally skeptical. Chris deserves credit for openly disclosing his source of funding, the mostly carrier-financed Broadband for America group.
From which came my headline,Europe not far ahead of America, As Chris notes, many have claimed the U.S. is far behind. Actually, as I've written before, the U.S. is clearly behind the leaders. It's in the middle of the pack of large nations in most measures.Add a comment