Vive la High-Speed Internet!

French policy has nurtured competition among providers, advancing the country to the cutting-edge of broadband technology

What a difference a few years make. In 2001, France had one of the weakest markets for broadband Internet access in the developed world, with less than a quarter of the penetration of the U.S. Today, it has sailed past the U.S. to become one of the world's most wired nations, with more than one in five inhabitants enjoying high-speed Internet connections.

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