In an op-ed for UPI, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive officer Javier Palomarez (who is also one of our Broadband Ambassadors) celebrates the strides America has made when it comes to connecting people to broadband:
Just a few years ago, it was common to lament that America was falling behind Europe and others in terms of broadband access, availability and speed. Today, it’s clear that we’ve not only made remarkable progress in delivering high-speed connectivity to the overwhelming majority of Americans but in many ways we now lead.
For example, 94 percent of U.S. homes have access to broadband with speeds of 10 megabits per second or higher and more than two-thirds of U.S. homes are hooked up to the Internet—compared to just more than 4 percent in 2000.
Palomarez’s full op-ed, which gives a lot of credit to the Obama administration, is worth checking out.