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U.S. Should Stop Calling Slow DSL “Broadband”

I recently spoke at a conference on Web video held at the Finnish embassy in Washington, D.C., and sponsored by Beet.TV. In this excerpt, I spoke about several obstacles to the Web’s emergence as a replacement for standard TV, including the very slow bandwidth that is marketed as “broadband” in the United States.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik