The bandwidth paradox

Hot on the track of a US Broadband competition report published by Kagan Research, is an interesting paradox that has been perplexing me for some time now.

The US has one of the world's lowest bandwidth prices but it still cannot compete with other Asian and European countries when it comes to the cost of Internet access, lagging far behind them.

I've compiled a small table below to give you an idea of how the US fares against Britain, France, Sweden, South Korea and Japan. I've taken one service provider from each country to illustrate my point.

Click on the image to magnify it.