Are We Really Connected?

       When I lived in Korea, I often heard claims that all of the homes in the country would have access to broadband internet services.  I shrugged them off, attributing them to braggadocio. 

       But I may have been wrong.  I saw a recent study by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society that showed South Korea at the top of the list, with 94% of their homes currently having broadband internet access.  They probably will make 100% in a few years.  In fact, looking at the weighted averages of the 4 statistics of broadband penetration per 100 inhabitants, broadband penetration by households, 3G penetration, and Wi-Fi hotspots per 100,000 inhabitants, South Korea is still in first place on the planet.  And where are we in the United States?  Number 17 on the list, and only about 50% of our households have broadband internet access.  That’s a pretty sad statement about our technological capabilities and infrastructure, don’t you think? 

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RandolphMase, Fiction Writer 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

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One Response to “Are We Really Connected?”

  1. 2010claudia Says:

    And then there’s the issue of many Americans no longer able to afford Internet access in their homes.

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