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The Wiring of America

November 17th, 2003 · No Comments

NYTimes writes about the broadband infrastructure being built in the US: “Like the building of the railroads in the 19th century and the development of the highway system in the 20th century, the wiring of America represents huge opportunities – and risks – for companies large and small…Technology industry analysts say high-speed computer links are being adopted more quickly than virtually any technology in American history. Still, other countries are ahead. The United State ranks 10th in the world in terms of the percentage of inhabitants with high-speed access behind Canada, South Korea and Japan.”

In India, we don’t have even affordable narrowband in parts of the country. What we need to do is focus on using the newest technologies – WiFi, the emerging WiMax, 3G, and others – to put in place a high-speed ubiquitous wireless broadband infrastructure, and then see how things change.

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