US broadband plan
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Monday unveiled some details of its broadband plan (CNN). The commission plans to use educational programs and an expansion of broadband Internet infrastructure to give 90 percent of Americans high-speed Internet access at home by 2020. Its goal is to give 100 million households access to Internet connections that transfer 100 megabits of data per second. The average U.S. Internet speed today is much slower - only 3.9 megabits per second, according to the Internet monitor Akamai. The U.S. has only the 18th fastest Internet connections in the world, behind countries like South Korea, which leads the world with 14.6 megabit-per-second data transfer rates, Akamai says.