American President Obama promises, High speed internet to 98% Americans
American President Barack Obama, during State of Union speech, Promised High speed internet access to 98% of his fellow countrymen/women in his 5 year plan.
“Within the next five years, we will make it possible for business to deploy the next generation of high-speed wireless coverage to 98% of all Americans. This isn’t just about a faster internet and fewer dropped calls. It’s about connecting every part of America to the digital age. It’s about a rural community in Iowa or Alabama where farmers and small business owners will be able to sell their products all over the world. It’s about a firefighter who can download the design of a burning building onto a handheld device; a student who can take classes with a digital textbook; or a patient who can have face-to-face video chats with her doctor.” Said President OBAMA
Currently in the US High speed internet’s penetration is only 44% where as internet penetration is around 79%.
In India the Internet penetration is at 7% (jan-dec 2010), there is no data for High speed internet penetration, In a country of 1 Billion + people.
Via : Gizmodo