Saul Hansell at the NYTimes.com Bits Blog: The Broadband Gap: Why is Theirs Faster?
I don’t know about manners, but it’s easy to find examples that American’s broadband is second-rate:
In Japan, broadband service running at 150 megabits per second (Mbps) costs $60 a month. The fastest service available now in the United States is 50 Mbps at a price of $90 to $150 a month.
In London, $9 a month buys 8 Mbps service.
At London’s rate, I should be paying less that $2/month for my pawltry 1.5 Mbps. If only. I pay a full $37 each and every month.