I love this quote
Don’t count out “national pride” as a partial explanation for the creation of high-speed networks in Asia, Mr. Burstein wrote me:
Japan then got serious about fiber because they couldn’t accept Korea being ahead, and similarly in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and now Malaysia. Singapore wants to pull ahead again, so they decided to go to 1 gigabit (shared) fiber with really intense regulation.
So what does this say about America?
Too big and lazy to care? or like the obese dude who hasn't seen his privates in the last decade and hasn't actually noticed that they have something lacking?