In Japan, the median download speed for high speed internet access is 60 mbps/second. In the US we're only at 2 mbps/second. As you'll see in the chart below, we have some catching up to do.
An article on Washington Post tells how Japan is aggressively improving and building out its high-speed infrastructure to meet their goal of doubling the number of people who work from home by 2010. It's great to see a country's government actively promote telecommuting. This has been one of my favorite benefits of internet access.
Japan's Warp Speed Ride to Internet Future
See article above for an insight into how government regulation will be key in pushing the US forward in the broadband race.
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