March 12, 2005
US is losing its competitive edge
TechNet, a bipartisan network of tech CEOs, warned Congress last week that the U.S. could lose its tech leadership without significant investment in (1) education, (2) R&D, and (3) broadband.
They worry that our country, which invented the Internet and once dominated broadband adoption, is now ranked #13 (or #20, according to Brookings Institute) and continues to fall.
In the same week as the TechNet warning, a World Economic Forum report said
we already lost our 10-year position as #1 in tech innovation, falling down
to #5 behind Singapore, Iceland, Finland, and Denmark.
Passing laws to slow broadband deployment will set the US further behind.Posted by alevin at March 12, 2005 01:46 PM