Amongst many of the Obama initiatives is The National Broadband Plan. One of the things this calls for is 100mb download speeds to 100 million homes in the US. It's kind of like a 21st century version of 'a chicken in every pot'. The driving notion is that since the internet was invented (by Al Gore) in the good ole US of A, we should continue leading the charge in driving innovation and widespread broadband adoption. I second that emotion.