France Vs US, In Broadband

Chris Holland looks at the successful French competitive landscape to underscore his personal belief in the importance of proper government involvement in regulating the deployment and operation of broadband infrastructure. He compares the state of today’s U.S. broadband competitive landscape to “a narrow sidewalk with a 2-story Verizon shopping center on it, and perhaps an SBC shop 2 miles down the road.” Growing up in socialist India, I shudder at the thought of Government involvement, but Chris is making a good case for it.