This is a very sad commentary on US broadband penetration. The US ranks behind Estonia and Belgium. South Korea is first, Singapore second. Most of the top ranked countries have dense population areas and government-backed broadband initiatives. It’s easier to put up broadband in Singapore than in the much larger US. The geographic exceptions are Canada, ranked 9th, and the US, ranked 20th.
South Korea’s highly urbanised population and its government-backed broadband policy accounted for its high rate of broadband penetration.