According to the Communications Workers of America, the Korean internet speed is the state of the art. The average US speed is 5.1Mbps, compared with 20.4Mbps in South Korea. With an average increase of 1.6 Mbps in 2 years, it will take 15 years to be on par with the speed Koreans enjoy currently.
In the video below, the organization emphasizes the need of governmental leading. Korea initiates such national plans in the early 2000’s and some success factors are exportable. Contact me to know more.
source : http://www.speedmatters.org/