South Korea's Ministry of Information and Communications

South Korea is years ahead of the US with regard to broadband, mobile, and location. The most significant reason for this is government involvement. From Telecoms Korea:

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) deserves to take the credit for its leadership in transforming Korea into a world-class country in the wire/wireless telecommunication infrastructure and IT utilization in such a short period. Without the massive investment in high-speed broadband networking, allowing most Korean households access to the Internet, the Korea’s current digital society would not have been possible.

Unfettered capitalism often plays in favor of US-based innovation; software start-ups are one good example. However, our lack of government investment and leadership in technology has hampered our development in significant ways. This is especially true for broadband.

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