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Democracy & Technology Blog FTTH v. Net Neutrality

The U.S. ranks 11th worldwide in fiber-to-the-home penetration, according to a new study from the globe’s three FTTH Councils in Europe, Asia, and North America. With tens of billions of dollars worth of new optical networks under construction by the major telcos, we should move up the list smartly in the next few years. The biggest obstacle to an improvement from No. 11 and an unleashing of an exaflood of rich new content and services is, of course, Net Neutrality regulation.
-Bret Swanson

Bret Swanson

Bret Swanson is a Senior Fellow at Seattle's Discovery Institute, where he researches technology and economics and contributes to the Disco-Tech blog. He is currently writing a book on the abundance of the world economy, focusing on the Chinese boom and developing a new concept linking economics and information theory. Swanson writes frequently for the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal on topics ranging from broadband communications to monetary policy.