The Most Expensive Internet in America

  • and Daniel Calarco and Colin Richardson, One Economy Foundation
May 24, 2012 |

The New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute and One Economy, a global nonprofit that helps low-income people gain access to broadband connections, have contributed to the creation of the national broadband map by surveying America’s Pacific Island territories: Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianas Islands (NMI). In the process, we discovered that a combination of high prices and slow download speeds give our nation’s Pacific territories the dubious distinction of having the most expensive Internet access in America. 

A short version of this article appeared in Slate's Future Tense Blog on May 24, 2012. Read the full article here.